Immigration question.I am a US citizen. I have employed a nanny that was here illegally. She stillworked resides in NY. Now i am considering writing her wages off of my taxes. Can I get in trouble once the government finds out that I employed an illegal allien? Thank you in advance.
State/Country relating to question: New York
Hello,my name is Judith. Thank you for this opportunity to answer your questions.
Yes it is illegal for you to have employed her.
There are civil andcriminal penalties for hiring illegal aliens. Sec. 274A of the Immigration andNationality Act (INA) and 8 U.S.C. 1324a, makes it unlawful for any personknowingly to hire, recruit or refer for a fee any alien not authorized to work.An employer that violates these laws can face penalties of:
The employer couldalso be fined $1000 to $25,000 for each individual "paperwork"violation.
The criminal penaltiesfor a pattern and practice violation is $15,000 for each unauthorized alien,imprisonment of not less than one year, or both.
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