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Businesses Aren’t Immune to Tax Identity Theft

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Nov 29, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Tax identity theft may seem like a problem only for individual taxpayers but, according to the IRS, there are an increasing number of businesses becoming victims. This is because identity thieves have become more sophisticated, knowing filing practices, the tax code and the best ways to get valuable data.

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Topics: CPA, agency

How to Explain a Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangement (QSEHRA)

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Nov 29, 2018 9:20:17 AM

More and more we’re seeing employers asking about how to help employees with health insurance. That’s great! Just how to go about doing it is where things get confusing. In this post we’ll lay out the landscape as we see it and how we go about consulting clients on healthcare for their employee(s).

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Topics: agency, CPA, nanny

How Nannies Make Families Stronger

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Nov 27, 2018 3:50:00 PM

Life is busy and adding children into the mix just makes things even more busy. Parents are working, running kids to soccer practice or music lessons, and finding a way to “do it all” its sometimes easier said than done. If you’ve found yourself feeling overwhelmed with the day-to-day activities of running kids to daycare before work, then rushing back to get them before going to the next to-do, it may be time to find a better plan. A nanny very well could be the answer. And once you’ve found the balance, your whole family will feel stronger. Here’s how.

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Topics: nanny, agency

Nanny working when Grandma or Auntie Sue come to visit

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Nov 20, 2018 4:11:00 PM

Having relatives come to visit can be an exciting thing that your children look forward to. But as the adult, it could mean that you need to do some extensive preparation ahead of time. Cleaning house and getting ahead at work so you can take some time off to spend with your family members are just some of the many details that need to come together before the arrivals happen. Preparing details for your nanny is also an important thing to remember to do. Here are some tips on how to plan for an upcoming relative’s visit with success.

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Topics: nanny, agency

Senior Caregiver Couple's Overtime Claim Advances in Court

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Nov 15, 2018 10:00:00 AM

A federal district court ruled October 15, 2018 that a senior caregiver couple's unpaid overtime claim against the estate of their deceased employer may proceed.

In the case of    Stalnaker v. Estate of Beall, the married senior caregiving couple alleges  that they were not paid overtime wages due them in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and West Virginia labor laws.
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Topics: senior, CPA, agency

Alternatives to the Nanny Year End Bonus

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Nov 13, 2018 4:02:00 PM

Nanny wages have been on the steady increase for the last decade and from 2003 to 2017, the average nanny wage has increased 20%. Paying your nanny a fair wage is part of what keeps her happy and loyal to your family in her role. After all, she works hard for your family all year long and it is important to recognize her for a job well done. One way to acknowledge her efforts, above and beyond her wage, is through a end of year bonus. A typical end of year bonus is one or two weeks pay. For many families, paying a nanny additional cash for a bonus could be outside of the budget, particularly if the nanny is well compensated already. If that’s the case, there are several other great alternatives that could help recognize your nanny’s work for the year.

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Topics: nanny

Stop Your Trade Secrets from Walking Out the Door

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Nov 8, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Trade secrets are among the most critical yet often overlooked assets of any organization. They aren’t always as sophisticated as proprietary software or as famously secret as Coca-Cola’s formula. A trade secret can be as seemingly innocuous as a customer list, business strategy, policy manual or pricing sheet.

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Topics: CPA, agency

Holiday Planning and Divorce

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Nov 6, 2018 3:50:00 PM

Divorce can be difficult for everyone involved, but it can be especially hard for children to understand. Even after divorce papers are signed and everything is completed legally, you will still need to figure out how to co-parent and establish a relationship that supports your children through this new life transition. When the holidays come, it can be an especially emotional time for children because the traditions that they once had will likely change. Here are some helpful tips on co-parenting during the holidays.

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Topics: nanny, agency

How to Reduce the Tax Risk of Using Independent Contractors

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Nov 1, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Classifying a worker as an independent contractor frees a business or family from payroll tax liability and allows it to forgo providing overtime pay, unemployment compensation and other employee benefits. It also frees the business from responsibility for withholding income taxes and the worker’s share of payroll taxes – household employers can legally omit withholding even for an employee.

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Topics: CPA, agency, nanny, senior

Tips for Raising Twins and Multiples

Posted by HWS Guest on Oct 30, 2018 3:50:00 PM

This post is authored by our special guest, Karen Holland.  Karen is a Newborn Care Specialist, Postpartum Doula, and New Parent Educator, a Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED Instructor, and holds her SNNEB from Scotland, where she was born and raised. With more than 30 years experience working with families and newborns, Karen provides exceptional, non-judgmental Postpartum Doula, Newborn Care Specialist, and New Parent Educator services to the Greater Washington, D.C., area through her firm, All Baby Concierge. You are invited to follow Karen on Facebook

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Topics: nanny

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