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Do I need to have an EIN if I will hire a babysitter for a couple of months, will pay more than $1900, and will withhold taxes deduction from her? What should I deduct?

 If I want to withhold taxes from her payment, how much and what should I deduct? If I will not deduct taxes from her payment, do I need an EIN if the total payment per year is more than $2000? thanks

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Do I need to have an EIN if I will hire a babysitter for a couple of months, will pay more than $1900, and will withhold taxes deduction from her? What should I deduct?

If you issue a W-2 then you will need a EIN.

You should read IRS Pub 926 (Household Employer's Tax Guide) for a lot of information about withholding and W-2's

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p926.pdf

Also Pub 15 for withholding tables and other information for employers.

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p15.pdf




**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
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