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I own my own business, self emplyed, accounting service. My

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I own my own business, self emplyed, accounting service. My wife works special projects for me, 3 hours per week.

She can only earn so much since she is on social security, which she earns on her regular job.

Do I have to pay her or is there another compensation I could give her without it being money and income for her?
No, since she is your wife (and due to community property rules, technically, also an owner of the business) you aren't required to pay your wife and could give her another form of compensation other than money and income.
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