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Paying Estimated taxes if your employer does not withhold income taxes

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 1/17/23 12:54 PM

If you are working as a household employee, it is important to understand what taxes you will need to pay. It is easy to feel confused about what you need to pay and when. This is especially true if your employer does not withhold income taxes from your paychecks.*  Here are some important tips.

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Topics: senior care, nanny, agency, senior, CPA

2023 Household Employment Coming Changes

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 12/28/22 9:29 AM

Updated 27 December 2022

Every year HomeWork Solutions prepares a summary of new or updated household employment tax laws and benefit information.


The IRS annually reviews, and adjusts as necessary, the wage payment threshold that obligates a family to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes.  These tax withholdings are reported annually on a W-2.  This threshold will increase to $2,600 for 2023.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA

Household Employees and Workers Compensation Case Study

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 12/13/22 11:00 AM

Did you know that most states require household employers to carry Workers Compensation insurance for their household employee? If your state does not require it, it is still recommended to have household workers compensation insurance. Keep in mind that workers’ compensation insurance is a private insurance policy, not a tax.  As such, it must be managed by a state-licensed insurance broker.  This insurance coverage protects both the caregiver and the employer from the expenses and liabilities associated with a workplace injury. Just one accident could leave an employer liable for thousands of dollars in medical bills for an employee. 

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Why Paying Your Household Employee Under the Table is a Bad Idea

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 12/6/22 11:00 AM

Hiring a household employee to work in your home is a big decision. It requires carefully selecting someone not only that you trust, but that fits your family’s needs. Once you’ve found the right person, it’s common to have questions about your responsibilities as a household employer.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA

Holiday Book List

Posted by Ms. Nanny Monique Dupree on 11/29/22 11:00 AM
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Topics: nanny, agency

What You Need To Know About Year-End Bonuses

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 11/22/22 11:24 AM

The end of 2022 is right around the corner. This is a popular time for household employers to recognize their employees with a holiday bonus. A bonus is a great way to show your appreciation for a job well done and shows your employees that you are grateful for their dedication.

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Topics: senior care, nanny, agency, senior, CPA

Paying Your Nanny $800 Take Home Weekly: A Case Study

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 11/15/22 11:00 AM

Kelley R. is a licensed social worker and a new mom. She and her husband hired a nanny so she could go back to work. After reviewing their budget, Kelley and her husband found a great nanny through a friend’s recommendation. Kelley saw no problem with agreeing to her request for a weekly wage of $800 take home after taxes, about $41,600 per year. Kelley found that getting all the reporting and tax calculations right – particularly when working from a net take home pay – proved to be a headache.

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Topics: senior care, nanny, nanny hourly wage, nanny wage, agency, senior, CPA

Paystubs for Your Caregiver or Nanny

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 11/8/22 11:00 AM

When you hire someone to work in your home, it is important to make sure you classify their employment correctly, and pay them legally. Most household workers are classified as employees, and with that employment relationship comes payroll and tax reporting requirements. Providing a paystub is one of these requirement in most states. The only states without paystub laws are Alabama, Florida, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Ohio, South Dakota, and Tennessee.

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Topics: worker misclassification, payroll, senior care, nanny, wage theft prevention, agency, senior, CPA

ROTA Nannies and Live-In Positions

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 11/1/22 11:00 PM

A rotational nanny (ROTA nanny) is a live-in nanny who provides care for a pre-determined amount of time – usually one-to-two-weeks – before having a non-working day. When that time is up, the nanny gets an extended period of time off, usually at least 7 days. Rather than the family going without a nanny during that time, another ROTA nanny takes over in their absence. These two nannies each live in the home during the time they’re working and will switch off on that rotating system.

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Topics: nanny, agency

Under the Table Wage Payments Surface with Unemployment Claim- Case Study

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 10/25/22 11:00 AM

One of our HomeWork Solutions Representatives shares the story of a recent client who paid his nanny cash under table. Later, he found himself on the wrong side of his state’s unemployment agency.

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Topics: nanny, agency, CPA

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