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I am the sole member owner of a small business. My mother takes care of my toddler so that I can focus on maintaining and running the business. I consider this 100% a business expenses. Can my business pay for her time and issue her a 1099 at year end? Thanks.
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Hi. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to help you.

Unfortunately child care cost is not a business cost, it is personal expense. You can claim use it to calculate your dependent care credit but your mother will need to claim it as income.

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Tax Professional: emc011075, Tax adviser replied 6 months ago

Per IRS regarding dependent care credit:

"The care must have been provided so you – and your spouse if you are married filing jointly – could work or look for work."

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/ten-things-to-know-about-the-child-and-dependent-care-credit

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