Are All Homecare Agencies Telling the Truth?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jul 19, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Starting in-home care for your loved one is a big decision. It requires careful planning, a close look at the budget, and significant research on what agencies and caretakers are available. Selecting the type of agency that’s right for you and your loved one is one of the biggest choices you will make and it can be overwhelming at first. Here are some helpful tips that can help make things a little bit easier.

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Topics: eldercare, senior home care

Nanny Taxes for Your Live-In Nanny

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jul 12, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Are you hiring a live-in nanny and wondering where to start figuring out your "nanny tax" obligations? HWS can help - we have counseled families just like yours for more than 20 years. 

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Topics: live-in nanny

3 Little Known Reasons Why Paying Nanny Taxes Pays Off In the Long Run

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jul 5, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Despite the best efforts of Congress, the number of families that that fail to pay their nanny taxes each year is estimated to be 1.8 million. Aside from the fact that these families technically commit perjury on their family tax returns every year, they also deny their household employee (nanny, housekeeper, senior care nurse, etc.) of retirement and unemployment benefits. As if these weren’t reason enough, here is a list of five more important reasons why you should pay your nanny taxes (and some of them might surprise you!).

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Topics: nanny taxes, household payroll tax

Background Screening for Senior Home Care

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jun 28, 2016 7:00:00 AM


Our aging parents deal with physical and sometimes mental declines that challenge their ability to completely take care of themselves on their own.  They don’t like the idea of moving out of their homes to a senior care facility.  How will they safely age at home, in a safe and happy environment?  

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Topics: caregiver background screening

Tax Breaks for Nanny Payroll?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jun 21, 2016 7:00:00 AM

I took a call from a new employer today, who asked "Are there any tax breaks for household employers?"

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Topics: household payroll tax beaks

The Nanny Job Search: Use Online Nanny Job Listing Services with Caution

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jun 16, 2016 9:00:00 AM

The online nanny job listing services like can be an efficient way to match with families seeking care, and put you in charge of your job search. The online nanny job listing services, however, need to be approached with caution, and knowing the common scams and issues is important when you pursue that route.

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Topics: nanny job search

3 Myths About Senior Care at Home

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jun 14, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Are you struggling with providing senior home care for yourself or for a loved one? Don’t get caught up in one of the many myths floating around regarding senior care. A senior caregiver allows family members to rest easy knowing their loved one is receiving the top quality of care in their own home. Full time or part time senior care provides other family caregivers some freedom to pursue outside activities and to simply take care of themselves.

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Topics: senior home care

Why DO Nannies Quit?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jun 7, 2016 8:00:00 AM
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Topics: nanny employment practices

A Summer Nanny and the Nanny Taxes

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on May 31, 2016 7:00:00 AM

What is a summer nanny? Are you responsible for the nanny taxes with a summer-only nanny?

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Topics: summer nanny, nanny tax, nanny taxes

Taxes and Dental Work: Neither Gets Better With Time

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on May 26, 2016 7:00:00 AM

A Nanny Tax Case Study

Its true! Ignoring the nanny taxes opens up a whole host of complications and not a single one gets better if you ignore it!

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Topics: nanny payroll, nanny tax

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