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When Your Nanny Needs to Provide Transportation for Your Children

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 3/24/23 2:59 PM

Many families have their nanny provide basic transportation for the children as part of their regular job duties. Whether it’s drop off and pick up from school, transportation to and from sports practice and music lessons, or other scheduled activities, there are some important considerations to keep in mind.

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Topics: nanny, agency

What to Do When Your Caregiver or Nanny Calls in Sick

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 2/28/23 11:00 AM

It’s no secret that your life is busy. Work projects, helping kids with homework, extracurricular activities – they all take time. Planning ahead can prevent a scramble to fill the gap when sickness or other life emergencies happen and your caregiver or nanny is not able to make it to your home. 

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Are Your Weekends Giving Your Nanny a Case of the Mondays?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 2/21/23 11:00 AM

Nanny chat groups are a great way for nannies to work through challenges and celebrate successes with other professionals, in an industry where co-workers aren't a part of work-life norms. Most nannies in these groups conduct conversations in ways that maintain the privacy of the family they work for, while allowing them to seek advice from others who have had similar experiences. Monday mornings are a frequent topic of these groups, and being aware of why may help you change your behavior and strengthen the bonds of your childcare team.

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HomeWork Solutions Celebrates 30 years!

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 2/15/23 4:34 PM

At HomeWork Solutions, we find that good ideas can come from any of our stakeholders. An employee offering an improved business process, a client requesting default payroll reporting, a caregiver asking for material to educate their employers about Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts… Ideas from all have helped make HomeWork Solutions the company it is today. In fact, our foundation was built on listening to employees.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA

Weather Emergencies and Backup Childcare Plans

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 2/8/23 6:21 PM

Weather emergencies can put a real crimp in your work plans, especially if you are a working parent. If you have a nanny or caregiver, changes in weather could mean that they can’t make it safely to your home to provide care. Whether it’s a snowstorm, flooding roads, downed power lines, or ice buildup, planning for inclement weather can minimize the stress when these events occur.

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Topics: nanny, agency

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

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