September 26, 2008
Question of the Week: Can I Pay My Husband Through Payroll?
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Vision Payroll

This week’s question comes from Denise, a sole proprietor. I just hired my husband to work for me in my business. I’m a sole proprietor. Can I pay my husband through payroll? Answer: If your husband (or wife) is a bona fide employee of you in your trade or business, you can pay him though payroll. He would be subject to all regular taxes except federal unemployment and, in most cases, state unemployment. He should also be eligible for most benefits that any other employee would receive, including health insurance, if he works enough hours. Spouses employed in non trade or business situations, e.g., domestic care of a child, follow different rules for taxation. Contact Vision Payroll for your state’s rules or further information on employing your spouse.


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