Paying workers? There are forms to file with the IRS.

A homeschool leader paid workers but failed to file any forms with the IRS.


If our co-op leader gets in trouble with the IRS can they come after me? I am just a member not a leader.

Last year she paid payroll (teachers) and has filed nothing. I do not want to cause problems for her but I do want to know what my responsibilities are?

Thank You for helping homeschoolers,



As only a member and not a leader, I doubt the IRS would have any grounds to hold you responsible. Leaders, though, do have responsibilities. This blog post might help:
What are the legal responsibilities of homeschool leaders?

If your co-op paid an employee, they should be filing proper paperwork with the IRS (W-2, Form 941, etc). If they paid an independent contractor more than $600 in a calendar year, they should be giving that worker a 1099MISC form (and a copy to the IRS).

I have several articles about paying workers on my website.

My new book Paying Workers in a Homeschool Organization can your homeschool leaders understand the rules and tax forms for paying workers.

Carol Topp, CPA


Paying Workers in a Homeschool Organization-2nd edition

$9.95 paperback
130 pages
Copyright 2017
ISBN 978-0-9909579-3-5



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