My mom helped us to take care of our children for the last five years. We havn't paid her a penny...so she hasn't filed any tax return...She required us to pay her all the past years now...how should she file her tax return and if we pay her, should we correct our tax return for all those past years?
Dear Customer,thanks for using Just AnswerI understand that your question is to be answered according to German tax law.There is the so called Zufluss - Abfluss PrinzipThis means that incomes are only taxable in the year where you get them, and expenses only tax deductible in the year when the money is spentIf for example you paid her in 2012 the expense is tax deductable and she has the corresponding income in 2012.So there is no possibilty to correct a tax return for the pastI hope I was able to helpIf so please accept so I get credit for my workthank you
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