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Why should I pay nanny taxes if my nanny is OK with being paid ‘off the books’?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jan 20, 2015 8:02:00 AM

When a nanny who has earned her wages under the table is fired and files an unemployment claim, nanny taxes can become a big deal for the former employers (your family!). Read on about how—and why—paying your household employees on the books is the best choice for you and your family.

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Case Study: Paying Nanny Off the Books

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jan 13, 2015 8:00:00 AM
HWS' Client Care Manager, Mary Crowe, shares the story of a client who paid the nanny cash under the table, and later found himself on the wrong side of his state's unemployment agency.

Mike and Joyce R. hired a nanny when their twins were infants. They agreed with the nanny at the time that they were going to pay her $500 a week off the books. The nanny worked out wonderfully and she stayed with Mike and Joyce for almost three years, and was let go when the twins started a full-time pre-school/daycare situation. The family’s needs had changed, and they found another very part-time nanny to cover the afterschool hours.

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Topics: nanny off the books, nanny unemployment insurance, nanny taxes, nanny tax case study

How a Nanny Addresses Pay on the Books with a Family

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Oct 28, 2014 5:51:00 PM

I recently attended Nannypalooza in Philadelphia where I was asked by a nanny in attendance if I could coach her on how to speak to her employer about being paid on the books. Immediately several other nannies joined the conversation, sharing that this is one of the most difficult conversations to initiate with their employers.

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Topics: nanny off the books, nanny job satisfaction, nanny taxes

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