Amherst, NH Family-Owned Business Looks to Hire Teenaged Family Members
Family-owned businesses have many tax advantages when employing family members. Money paid to family members reduces the net income of the business, thereby reducing the overall tax burden. In addition, insurance costs and other benefits offered to the employed family members can also be deducted from the business’ profits as an expense. When a parent is the sole proprietor and the business is not incorporated when children under the age of 18 are employed, neither the business nor the employed minor are required to pay FICA taxes. Having a family member on payroll, whether a minor child or spouse, can significantly reduce the amount of taxes owed at the end of the year.