Problem with this is that my client wanted the tax deduction for her business. If she was going to agree to do this, it seemed fair the gal work for roughly 30% less then what she’d be paid otherwise, to offset the loss of the tax deduction for my client. Can you see how squirmy this is?
My client is a taxpayer, so she’s not too keen on people milking the system. Bur who wants to go their friend and say, “Sure, I’ll do it. But you’ll have to take a cut in pay?”
She has the option of not hiring the friend, but then she has to come up with an explanation as to why she’s decided to choose another candidate. An explanation that would not offend this gal whom she really does like!
What gets me about this scenario is the client comes up the bad guy, no matter what. Oddly, the gal who is unethical comes out looking clean in comparison.
What would you do?