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prycilla630
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If you work off the books can you still file for your child

 
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rjs
Level 15
Level 15

If you work off the books can you still file for your child

Working "off the books" is self-employment, or being in business for yourself. You have to report all the income as business income and pay tax on it. Self-employment income or business income is considered earned income. Since you are reporting the income, you are eligible for any tax benefits based on having a child that require earned income, including the child tax credit and the earned income credit, if you meet the other requirements for those credits.

SweetieJean
Level 15

If you work off the books can you still file for your child

Be sure to keep good records.

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