I have been sitting for a family that was paying me in cash for two years. I felt too guilty not to actually pay taxes through so,I claimed t as misc work and paid taxes like a freelancer, which yes I know is not how you're supposed to do it.
Then the Mom got fired from her fancy ass job, and guess who else had to go? Me.
My questions are as follows.I never made a ton of money in this position but I sure paid a lot of taxes of it.Since I claimed these taxes, am I eligible for unemployment while I look for a new position? It would really help me a lot.
My main concern is that this will somehow get my previous employers into so kind of legal trouble. I really do love the family, would hate if this happened. But since I claimed it was an independent contractor so to speak....I just don't know but
They did give me a months severance, but being let go in a time when everyone who needed camp sitters have found them, and now people are only looking for September positions I cannot help panic about what I will be doing for money during this time of limbo. I just don't want to get anyone in trouble, but I also don't want to feel entitled to the same labor and protection benefits offered to others.