Is it common for a daycare to not claim taxes?

posted 3 years ago in Parenting
Post # 16
751 posts
Busy bee

even waitresses are supposed to claim tips. Childcare is big money and thats definitely illegal if she’s not claiming income. 

Post # 17
624 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

I have a couple of things:

Liability insurance:  I would worry about insurance.  If she doesn’t have liability insurance, if something happens to your child, can you get compensated or is that coming out of your own pocket?

Health code:  Since they are not a legit business, are they up to code? How safe is the home and can I be reasonably assured it’s baby-proofed beyond belief?

Capacity:  Legal businesses have capacity regulations so as to not make her home a fire hazard (how many kids can she fit in her home before she cannot haul them out during a fire?).  Does she adhere to these codes? 

Also, how many kids at a time does she take care of? Do the other kids get neglected?  Best daycare facility I’ve toured for business proposals have a 4-to-one ratio for kids/teacher so it enabled close eye on the kids. 

Policies:  Does she have a policy on sick kids? Do they REALLY follow those policies? 

The upside of illegal operations is its cost-effectiveness.  The downside are the lack of regulations, no clear cut rules apply.  Plus, I would not trust my kids on any other provider than those that are legally, and fiscally responsible. 

Post # 18
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

jcent:  it is NOT common practice for licensed in home care…

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