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December 2006

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Payroll Service Took Taxes on Child Hire

Our payroll service took FICA, Medicare, and unemployment taxes on the wages I paid my 15-year-old child. When I told them the child is exempt from payroll taxes, the service person told me that was incorrect. You said that the child wage was exempt. Who is right? (M.S., Detroit, MI)


We are. Go to page 8 of IRS Publication 15, (Circular E) Employers Tax Guide, and you will find on that page that wages paid by the ... Log in to view full article.

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