My husband and I are each starting our own private enterprises--me as a web developer. I'm building a website for his company. Is it worth it for me to "charge" him? At the end of the day the money basically belongs to both of us, but I'm wondering if it would be beneficial for either of our purposes for me to charge him what I would charge a stranger for a similar service (roughly $3,000). For what it's worth, I have not yet made any money for my company, so I don't know if making some income might help me for tax purposes (or having an expense for him would be beneficial).
I am considering the implication both for doing this for last year, where neither of us made any money yet, and this year, where he almost certainly will have an income, and I hopefully will.