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The person under the contract does not have to receive wages--anyone can work for free. The employer, however, would probably be violating employment law – for example, rules regarding minimum wage. If no one complains about the violation, it is unlikely there would be a problem. If the employee is not paid he or she doesn’t have to pay taxes.
If the employee is paid from the employer's estate, when the employee receives the money, he or she will have to report it as income and pay appropriate taxes. If the employee receives the wages as a lump sum, it may push the employee into a higher tax bracket. Also, it may have an effect on FICA or self-employment tax and the employee’s Social Security benefits in the future.
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Jean Galloway Ball is certified in Elder Law by the National Elder Law Foundation. She is a 1977 honors graduate of the National Law Center, George Washington University, and she did her undergraduate work at the University of California at Berkeley, graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 1971. She is admitted to practice in Vir...
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