Do you have to report when your children help out?

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    Do you have to report when your children help out?

    Occasionally I allow my children to help out with odd jobs to assist me with my small business. I pay them a few dollars here and there. At what point would I have to report the money that they are being paid? Can I get into trouble for using them, since they are minors?


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    It depends if they would be considered employees, independent contractors or just helping as a personal favor. Since it is family, you may be able to argue they are just providing free help for you and you would not have to worry about any legal implications. On the other hand, if they are considered your employees, you need to report everything, as well as make sure they making minimum wage and following other legal protocols.
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