First, Gregg and Tom talk about tax advantages for parents who have a business and are thinking about hiring their children as employees. Afterward, they discuss summer jobs for kids in general and things that they should consider doing for their income taxes.
Consumerism Commentary Podcast
Income Taxes and Your Kids’ Summer Jobs: S07E10 / 166
Table of contents
[00:00] Introduction from Tom Dziubek
[00:37] Interview with Gregg Wind
— [00:51] Hiring your kids to work at your family business
— [01:47] Avoiding the “kiddie tax”
— [03:50] Payroll tax impact
— [05:10] Tax-free benefits
— [05:58] IRA contributions for kids
— [07:39] Summer jobs for kids: explaining the W-4 form
— [10:30] What a teen should withhold for their taxes
— [13:37] Working as an “independent contractor”: the 1099 form
— [16:45] Declaring tips as income
— [18:10] Kids who want to start a business
— [22:04] Self-employment tax even though standard deduction exceeds income
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Updated December 19, 2017 and originally published July 1, 2012.