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Background Checks and Reference Checking

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 8/9/22 10:45 AM

When hiring an employee to work in your home, conducting background checks and calling references are key parts of the hiring process. Understanding the information that you will get from each can be the difference between a good hire and a bad one.

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Topics: household employee background check, senior care, nanny, nanny tax, caregiver background screening, nanny background screening, senior

Raise And Review Time Is A Good Time To Get On The Books

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 8/2/22 10:45 AM
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Topics: senior care, nanny, nanny tax, agency, senior, CPA

Parental Leave for Household Employees

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 7/19/22 11:00 AM

When you find an amazing nanny, who is not only reliable, but aces the job every day, it is easy to lose sight of their life outside of work. Through casual conversation, your nanny may, or may not, have indicated their plans to grow their own family one day.  When that day comes, and your ace lets you know they want to take parental leave, you need to understand parental leave laws, so you can be a great employer to your amazing nanny.

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Topics: nanny savings, nanny tax, agency, senior, CPA

Dependent Care Child Tax Credit

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 7/12/22 3:36 PM
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Topics: nanny, nanny tax, childcare, agency, senior, CPA

The Value of a Nanny Agency

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 7/5/22 11:00 AM

Hiring the right professional nanny for your child is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make as a parent. It requires trust and research, so you’re assured the person you hire is vetted and qualified. This work is time consuming, and there is great value in working with a reputable and experienced nanny agency to make sure every important detail is seen to.

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Topics: nanny agency, nanny, nanny tax

Bereavement Leave

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 6/28/22 11:00 AM

If your household employee’s immediate family member – such as a parent or a spouse – passes away, they will need some time to grieve. They will also have personal arrangements and other legal details to take care of. That’s why it is important to have an established bereavement policy in place in your employment agreement, so discussions can be kept brief in difficult times.

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Topics: nanny, nanny tax, senior, CPA

Minimum Wage Increases Coming in July 2022

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 6/21/22 11:00 AM

Governments are recognizing the need to ensure household employees are paid a living wage and slowly phasing in wage increases over a series of years.  Effective July 1, 2022, minimum wage will be increasing in many states and cities across the country.  As longtime advocates for fair and legal pay, we believe this is long overdue!

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

IRS Increases Mileage Reimbursement Rate for 2022

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 6/10/22 4:41 PM

On June 9th, 2022, the IRS announced that the tax-free mileage reimbursement limit will be increased to 62.5 cents ($0.625) per mile, effective July 1 through December 31, 2022.  This increase of $.04 per mile is in recognition of recent increases in gasoline prices nationwide.

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Topics: senior care, nanny, nanny tax, nanny benefits, CPA

New Tax Reporting Rule for Mobile Payment Apps

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 6/9/22 1:35 PM

Venmo, PayPal, and CashApp are popular and convenient apps for making payments electronically. However, if you pay your nanny or other household staff through one of these cash apps, you should be aware of a new tax reporting rule that could impact you and your employees. 

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Topics: nanny, nanny tax, nanny employee, senior, CPA, IRS

Summer Nanny Taxes

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 6/7/22 11:00 AM

While kids of all ages are dreaming about summer break, parents may be feeling a sense of panic as they scramble to find childcare and activities for the summer. If you are planning to hire a summer nanny, it is important to remember that you have responsibilities as an employer.

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Topics: payroll, nanny, nanny tax, nanny tax compliance, childcare, agency, CPA, taxes

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