When DIY Nanny Taxes Go Wrong

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jul 30, 2015 3:21:00 PM

A Nanny Payroll Case Study

There’s no doubt about it. Nanny taxes are complicated. There are federal and state taxes, as well as federal and state labor laws that need to be upheld. For some families, while taxes can be a little overwhelming, they think that they can figure it out themselves. This can be done, but before you do it yourself, you need to know it all – the ins and outs of preparing nanny taxes. If not, the do it yourself method can go terribly wrong. Consider this case study of a family that thought they had a good understanding of tax filings, but in fact, ended up making some costly errors.

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Topics: household payroll literacy, nanny taxes, payroll recordkeeping, nanny tax case study

The Temporary Nanny and Her Taxes

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jul 28, 2015 3:00:00 PM

Many nannies work a series of short term assignments throughout the year. These can range from several days to several months, and this may be something that you’re used to doing on a regular basis. But, these types of situations can leave nannies/caregivers confused about how wages should be paid from a payroll and tax perspective. Here, we discuss some of the facts about how your temporary nanny position affects how you pay your taxes.     

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Topics: temporary nanny, temporary household worker

Facts about Nanny Training and Credentialing

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jul 23, 2015 3:21:00 PM

If you’re looking to start a career as a nanny, you may be wondering what type of education, nanny training courses, credentials, or licensures you need in order to secure a great job. While there are many places around the world that do in fact involve licensure before getting a nanny job, the United States does not require such licensure. There are a variety of formal nanny training programs in the United States as well as a Nanny Credential Exam through the International Nanny Association that can help individuals prepare for a career as a nanny. We’ve outlined some of the important facts about nanny training, credentialing, and licensure here.

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Topics: nanny training

Senior Care and Nanny Misclassification Enforcement Steps Up

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jul 21, 2015 11:55:00 AM

Most Workers are Employees!

The US Department of Labor's Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, David Weil, clearly stated on July 15, 2015 that most workers are considered employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act, as he issued new guidelines aimed at limiting the misclassification of workers as independent contractors.

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Topics: worker misclassification, worker misclassification independent contractor

What are Newborn Care Specialists?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jul 16, 2015 5:20:00 PM

When parents first hold their babies, they feel a fierce love and sense of protection for the child. They want to do anything and everything they can to care for the baby as best as possible and find others that love and care for the baby as much as they do. And when the time comes, one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent is who will help care for your infant. You may have heard of Newborn Care Specialists, also known as infant care specialists, but what exactly do they do and will it be a good fit for your family? Here, we’ve outlined some facts you should know about Newborn Care Specialists and what they have to offer.

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Topics: newborn care specialist

Summer Nanny & the Nanny Taxes

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jul 9, 2015 3:07:00 PM

It’s that time of year again: summer is here and that means your children are out of school. Your children are likely looking forward to a lot of fun and relaxation during the warm summer months, but for you, these months may cause a bit of anxiety because you could be left scrambling to find reliable childcare during the time that you're at work.

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Topics: summer nanny

Legal Nanny Payroll?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jul 2, 2015 3:49:00 PM

We are committed to help educate families, nannies and agencies about the value of legal nanny payroll.


    • Establishes a principled relationship between the nanny and the employing family;
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Topics: nanny payroll

Oregon Enacts Domestic Worker Bill of Rights

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jun 30, 2015 1:45:00 PM

On June 17, 2015, Oregon Senate Bill 552 was signed into law, making Oregon the 5th state to enact a Domestic Worker Bill of Rights. The law becomes effective January 1, 2016.

The Oregon legislation is very similar to New York's 2010 Domestic Worker Bill of Rights and includes the following provisions.

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Topics: domestic workers bill of rights

8 Keys to Successfully Vacationing with your Nanny

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jun 25, 2015 4:41:00 PM

Are you taking your nanny along on your vacation this year? Thinking about how nice it would be to have an extra pair of hands and some couple time with your partner? Taking your nanny on your family vacation can be an awesome experience or a miserable one - the difference is in the planning and attention to details.

The keys to successfully vacationing with your nanny:

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Topics: nanny vacation

7 Services You Can Expect From a Senior Home Caregiver

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jun 18, 2015 3:32:00 PM

What level of care can you expect from a senior home caregiver? Well, every family’s needs are unique, so the services you can expect in a typical day from your senior caregiver will be customized to what you requested during your initial assessment with a senior caregiver. Below is a broad list of services you can expect from a general senior home caregiver.

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Topics: senior home care

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