Paying Nannies Legally is the Right Thing to Do

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

Having a child is a big commitment – it takes time, patience, and money, but the rewards of being a parent are unlike anything else in life. For many parents, the change in lifestyle that comes with parenting means that you need some extra hands.

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Topics: nanny tax, domestic employer legal responsibilities

Paying Your Nanny Legally: Step by Step

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Aug 23, 2016 8:00:00 AM

For many working parents, finding a hired caregiver/nanny that they trust to be with their children during the workday is extremely important. It may be convenient to pay your nanny under the table, but not only is this illegal, but it can be incredibly costly if you get caught. If you do not pay nanny taxes, there are heft fines and penalties, sometimes ranging upwards of $25,000.

Many families find this both complicated and time consuming. Prefering to dedicate this time to their family, they outsource the nanny payroll to a specialty nanny payroll service like HomeWork Solutions.  

If you’re determined to figure out how to pay the nanny taxes yourself, here are the steps on how to pay your nanny legally.

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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

Your Millennial Guide to Childcare [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Apr 14, 2016 9:00:00 AM

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Millennials, as a whole, are starting to have children, and since raising a child can be expensive, many Millennials choose to work and use childcare services for help. If you’re a Millennial and you’re interested in learning more about childcare services, then check out some of our thoughts below.

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Topics: nanny tax, nanny taxes, childcare, millennial

Nanny Tax - A Breakdown

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Apr 7, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Do you have a nanny and pay him or her over $2,000 in wages? Congratulations! Now you’re considered a household employer and must file Social Security and Medicare payroll taxes. You will have to report your nanny’s income and taxes paid for the year as well as file report and pay employment taxes on your federal income tax return. There are several forms you need to understand if you employ a nanny in the home. Read on to learn more about these tax forms.

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Paperwork Your Domestic Worker Will Need for Tax Season

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Mar 31, 2016 9:00:00 AM

If you hire people to work in your home -- such as nannies, private nurses, or housecleaners -- then you’re a household employer. You’re responsible for filing the proper taxes and getting the right paperwork to your employees if you pay them over $2,000 for the year (as of 2016).

Now that it’s tax season, be sure you’re providing your domestic workers with the proper paperwork. Start with the following information to ensure a stress-free tax season.

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Topics: household employer, nanny tax, nanny taxes, domestic worker

Housekeepers and Nanny Taxes

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Mar 12, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Confused about how nanny taxes affect the taxes you pay on your housekeeper’s wages? In honor every mom who appeciates extra help keeping the home in order, we thought we’d clear up some common misconceptions surrounding an employer’s tax obligations on their housekeeper’s wages.

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Topics: housekeeper, cleaning lady, nanny tax, nanny taxes

The Consequences of Nanny Tax Fraud

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Mar 5, 2015 1:30:00 PM

Generally, in life, it pays to do things right the first time. Your nanny payroll taxes are no exception to the rule: while it may be tempting to evade these pesky taxes, in the long run, you will be thankful that you managed your household employment taxes well. It will cost much more of your money, time, and patience to deal with the consequences of tax fraud than to file your payroll taxes correctly the first time around!

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Topics: nanny tax audit, nanny tax statute of limitations, nanny tax, nanny taxes, caregiver, nanny tax case study

Nanny Tax Myths

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Feb 12, 2015 1:30:00 PM

Part Time Nannies, Summer Nannies

MYTH “My nanny only works during the summer months when our kids are out of school. I don’t need to worry about nanny taxes since she is only a temporary employee.” 

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Topics: nanny tax, nanny taxes

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