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Caregiver services for Veteran husband

My husband is a 100% service connected disable veteran and I received a 1099-MSC from the V.A. for providing bowel and bladder services.  Is this reportable as self-employment income?  Although I receive this every year, it is not a for-profit service and is only provided for my husband.  I do not think I should be paying self-employment taxes.  Please help.

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Caregiver services for Veteran husband

If this amount is reported in Box 3 of the 1099-Misc you receive, here is how to report it so that is does not appear as Self-Employment Income

 

Enter the 1099-Misc

On the next screen Describe what the payment was for

On the next screen select "none of these apply"

On the next screen select "No it didn't involve work like my main job"

On the next screen select "I got it in 2019" ONLY 

On the next screen select No, it didn't involve intent to earn money

TurboTax will put the amount on line 21 of form 1040 as other income

 

 

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Caregiver services for Veteran husband

Hi DianeC958,

 

Unfortunately, the payments are reported in Box 6 "Medical and Health Care Payments, and Box 7 "Nonemployee Compensation" so I guess it would be taxable income.  I really appreciate your prompt expert response.

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Caregiver services for Veteran husband

No you do not owe self-employment taxes. It is reported as other income on line 7. It is taxable income however.  Here is a link with IRS discussion. 

 

1.  Click "Income & Expenses" at the top of the page

2.  Scroll down to "Less Common Income"

3.  "Show More"

4.  "Start/Revist" "Miscellaneous Income"  

5.   Describe as "Family Caregiver" 

 

This will show on Schedule 1 line 8 that carries to Line 7A on your 1040.  No self-employment taxes.

 

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