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