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Kathy Webb

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Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights

Posted by Kathy Webb on 4/29/13 2:00 PM

Currently, New York is the only state with a Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights. However, legislative activity is occurring at the state level that could impact HomeWork Solutions’ clients in other jurisdictions as well.

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Topics: domestic workers bill of rights

Household Employers - Money You Pay for Nanny Health Insurance May Qualify Towards a Tax Credit

Posted by Kathy Webb on 4/29/13 11:28 AM

We know, you just finished your annual tax filings and you would really prefer to tune out! This, however, is good news we want to remind you about.

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Topics: nanny health insurance

5 Reasons a Nanny Contract Is a Best Practice

Posted by Kathy Webb on 4/15/13 4:31 PM

Experts agree, writing a nanny contract or nanny work agreement is a best practice in nanny employment. Why?

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Topics: nanny work agreement, nanny contract

Court Affirms Undocumented Workers Are Entitled to Recover Unpaid Overtime Under the FLSA

Posted by Kathy Webb on 4/3/13 1:56 PM

The Lamonica v. Safe Hurricane Shutters Inc. (11th Cir., 11-15743, 3/6/2013) ruling by the Eleventh Circuit Court confirmed that a worker's immigration status has no bearing on the worker's right to sue to recover unpaid overtime pay. The decision affirmed a lower court ruling in favor of the undocumented workers that awarded unpaid overtime and damages.

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Topics: domestic employer legal responsibilities, nanny overtime

Thinking About a Summer Nanny?

Posted by Kathy Webb on 4/1/13 2:20 PM

Parents of younger school-aged children dread the summer holiday. Mom and Dad still need to go to work - what are their summer child care options?

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Topics: summer nanny

New I-9 Form Released

Posted by Kathy Webb on 3/28/13 1:01 PM
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released the new I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form March 8, 2013. This immediately replaces the prior version with an expiration date of August 2012.
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Topics: nanny payroll, employment authorization

Nanny Tax? 6 Timely Tips

Posted by Kathy Webb on 3/25/13 9:09 AM

Nanny taxes are due with the family's personal income tax filing - April 15th this year. The Associated Press recently published this primer for families who employ household workers, consulting with HomeWork Solutions in the preparation of the article. 

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Is a Nanny Tax Deductible?

Posted by Kathy Webb on 3/12/13 12:55 PM

There is good news for household employers who pay their nanny or senior caregiver "on the books."  These employers are often eligible for tax savings on their personal income tax returns.  And these tax savings often go a long way towards offsetting the household employer taxes they paid!

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Topics: nanny payroll tax, nanny tax, nanny taxes, nanny health insurance

Nanny Tax Amnesty - Prelude to IRS Enforcement?

Posted by Kathy Webb on 3/11/13 10:44 AM

Federal legislators are scrambling to raise revenues and lower expenses to reduce deficits, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is under considerable pressure to improve tax collections. Employment taxes, including the "nanny taxes", are estimated to be undercollected by $73 -78 Billion per year.

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Topics: babysitter nanny tax, nanny payroll tax, nanny tax, household payroll tax

When do I owe "Nanny Taxes" for our cleaning lady?

Posted by Kathy Webb on 3/6/13 3:46 PM
You are responsible to file and pay household employment taxes for all individuals to whom you paid $1800 or more last year in conjuction with your personal income tax return.
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