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2018 - What's New in Nanny Taxes?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Dec 14, 2017 3:45:00 PM

Every year there are a host of changes to labor law and reimbursement rates that impact nanny household payroll. Below please find a quick overview of the significant changes that go into effect in 2018.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA

What tax free benefits can I offer my nanny?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Dec 12, 2017 3:41:00 PM

As an employer, you want to make sure your nanny feels valued and appreciated, so in addition to paying her a fair wage, it’s great to consider some additional benefits that you could provide that are tax-free. Household employees are eligible to receive non-taxed benefits and reimbursements, but some do have limits and procedures associated with them. Here, we will provide a few options for non-taxed benefits that you may be able to provide.

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Topics: nanny, nanny benefits, agency, CPA

W-2 Reporting Required for Nanny Tax-Free Healthcare Benefits

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Dec 7, 2017 3:07:00 PM

Earlier HWS reported on changes to tax-free employer assistance with nanny health insurance in 2017. As we approach the end of the year it is important to note that the reimbursement by an employer for nanny health care expenses - or any household employee's health care reimbursement - requires reporting of the benefit on the nanny's W-2 form.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA

3 Mistakes Families Make when Hiring Senior Home Care

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Dec 5, 2017 3:47:00 PM

Finding the right in-home care for your loved one is an incredibly important decision. Maybe your loved one needs medication supervision on a regular basis, or maybe they are recovering from a fall or surgery. In-home caregivers can provide non-medical services as well as homemaker tasks, as well as administering medication and helping with bathing and grooming. Finding the right person to care for your loved one means you’ll need to take some time to do your research, including interviewing several people that you feel might be the best match. But, before you set out on your journey of finding a new household employee, here are some mistakes that should be avoided.

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Topics: elder care, senior home care, agency, senior, CPA

AICPA Engage Flashback: Lessons Learned in the Shark Tank with Kevin O’Leary

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Nov 30, 2017 10:15:00 AM

Tuesday morning at Engage 2017 kicked off with a business titan sharing advice to an arena full of people. Kevin O’Leary (Mr. Wonderful on Shark Tank) took the stage and shared with us lessons from his business and personal life. His advice revolved around creating and building successful businesses, something he clearly knows a lot about. This ended up being a theme for the week, focusing on your firm as a business and how to grow it into the future.

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Topics: accountants, agency, CPA

What’s the Difference Between an Au Pair and a Nanny?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Nov 28, 2017 3:22:00 PM

You may have heard people you know talk about hiring a nanny or au pair, but you may not be sure what the differences are between the two. Many people use the terms interchangably, not knowing that a nanny and au pair are two very different things. If you’re thinking about hiring an in home childcare provider, it’s a great idea to research what the differences are and which one would be the best fit for your family.

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Topics: nanny, agency

New York Paid Family Leave Act for Nannies

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Nov 22, 2017 3:42:00 PM

New York's comprehensive Paid Family Leave Act becomes effective January 1, 2018.

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Topics: senior care, nanny, agency, CPA

Nevada Domestic Worker Bill of Rights

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Nov 21, 2017 3:49:00 PM

Nevada has recently passed a new law that gives domestic workers a “bill of rights.” Here, we will go over the basic parts of the Nevada Domestic Worker Bill of Rights (NV DWBR) and how it could affect household employers in Nevada.

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Topics: nanny, domestic workers bill of rights, agency

Leveraging an Employee (or Client) Survey

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Nov 16, 2017 9:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: agency, CPA

A Refresher on the ACA’s Tax Penalty on Individuals without Health Insurance

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Nov 10, 2017 1:00:00 PM

 

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Topics: nanny, agency, CPA

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