THE TAX BENEFITS OF PUTTING YOUR KIDS ON YOUR PAYROLL

If you run a business and can find legitimate work for your kids who are under age 18, you can pay them up to $12,000 per year and they won’t have to pay any income tax. The benefit for you is that you will not have to worry about worker’s comp or unemployment insurance.

And, depending on the structure of your business, you may not have to pay any payroll taxes either. The companies that fall into this category are sole proprietorships, LLCs taxed as disregarded entities, and LLCs taxed as partnerships and owned by you solely. This does not apply to corporations, however, though they may be able to do something about that: