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Ask A CPA - Small Business Services

If I Pay My 17 Year Old Daughter For Helping Me In My Business , Do I Have To Withhold Taxes ?

Yes, but if you are a sole proprietor you don't have to withhold Social Security and Medicare taxes. Your child must receive a W2 and report this income on his or her return.

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