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If you pay rent to someone your living with,is that person…

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If you pay rent to someone your living with,is that person responsible for claiming income earned and pay taxes on it.

Accountant's Assistant: Which tax year is this for?

The past 8 years about 15,000 a year.

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Hello. Thank you for choosing this Q&A service for assistance. My name is***** will be assisting you. In brief, if you have a traditional rental arrangement (lease, etc.), then yes, the income paid for rent should be reported as income. I will provide more on this subject in the next thread.

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Now, if you are cohabitating as boyfriend/girlfriend, etc., it is not necessary that the other person report the money received. Again, if the living arrangements is considered a legitimate rental arrangement, yes the funds should be reported as income by the person.

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