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Old 09-01-2011, 02:05 PM
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Default My chuckle for the day

Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
It is a no-brainer, folks. The laws are the laws. If your STATE requires that a home daycare be licensed if they are watching a certain number of kids, then they should be licensed. For those following the law as listed in posts here, hopefully, if you fall within the guidelines of having children over the minimum, then you will follow those guidelines and get licensed. I can't understand all the bickering back and forth about people minding their own busines, etc. My babysitter is not licensed. She should be because she has over the state limit. I've asked her if she was going to get licensed and she always said maybe. But she doesn't and refuses to giver her SS# so parents can claim taxes on their daycare costs. Now I pay taxes on my income but what, home babysitters are above the law and shouldn't have to? That is ridiculous. Instead, the babysitter is USING the system and having her kids on state medical insurance because she claims no income and her husbands income is used as the only income for a very large household. She is able to buy all new furniture, add a room, and remodel her kitchen all while I incur 1) hospital costs for a 3 day stay in the hospital for my child who got pneumonia from a baby in her care who had pneumonia 2) urgent care bills for a slammed finger in a door and 3) now that I qualify for child care assistance through the state cannot use it with her because she doesn't want to draw any attention to her predictament and take the chance of having to pay taxes on anything. Falling on deaf ears, maybe but people like me end up over-paying because of situations like this.. and YES before getting bombarded, I am looking for new daycare.

I realize this is a old post, but I had to respond because it's so full of holes and b.s.
You decided to use a "babysitter" because you were getting a smoking deal, and you figured it out, and determined you were going to still come out waaay ahead not making her pay the taxes. Then at the end of the year knowing she is a home sitter you got greedy and demanded her Soc. Sec. You wanted even a bigger break.. Did you ask her for a tax i.d.? And for one I would never give out my social either. Basically you knew this in the beginning, and accepted the terms and decided to cry wolf later. And yes I pay the taxes, but as a home sitter most parents do not ask for a tax i.d. and fyi I am completely legal. That was YOUR responsibility in the beginning.

Hard to believe BUT there are many parents that realize sitters have a hard job, they provide great care and they are getting a good break, and often don't ask. Really it is your job to find that out in the beginning, her taxes are her business, and how she spends her money.
Do you really think most people care if sitters are paying all of their taxes? You might want to investigate where your social security payments are going, and how well that gov't entity is managed, lol.

Your post is mainly about sour grapes which you didn't mention because I suspect it has nothing to do with the taxes. And btw you can still claim without her social...but I suspect you'll have issues with your next sitter. Hopefully she doesn't remodel her kitchen or buy new furniture!
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