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Moving? Don’t Forget That Nanny Taxes Need to Move with You!

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 8/29/23 11:14 AM
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Relocating your family can be an exhilarating, yet overwhelming experience. From finding a new home to selling the old one, changing jobs or transferring within a company, packing, unpacking, and managing various other tasks, the to-do list can seem never-ending. Amidst all the chaos, it's important not to overlook your nanny taxes. Dealing with payroll tax matters can be more complex than you might expect, but HomeWork Solutions is here to assist you!

Informing your payroll provider about your change of address and the date of your move is crucial. In some states, a move across the street can result in significant changes to tax withholding requirements. We offer state-specific tip sheets that serve as quick references, ensuring you stay updated on the new rules and regulations applicable to your new location. This valuable tool is one of our clients' favorites, and the best part is that it's completely free!

There are several factors to consider when you or your employee are relocating:

  1. Notify us promptly when the move occurs. Waiting until the end of the year can lead to amended tax filings, late fees, and penalties.
  2. Unemployment taxes are paid based upon the state where work is performed. If you move from one state to another, we will close your old unemployment account and open a new one in your new state.
  3. If the move happens during a quarter, you may have payments and reports due in two different states.
  4. If you withhold state income taxes for your employee(s), the old account will need to be closed, and a new account opened, if applicable.

Let's consider an example of one of our clients, “Jody”, who had two caregivers assisting her child. Jody decided to relocate from one state to another to gain access to a medical facility that could better treat to her child's needs. Her plate was already full, but remarkably, the two caregivers agreed to move with the family. When Jody notified us about the move, she provided us with her new address and the moving date. We promptly calculated the adjusted paycheck amounts for her employees given the change in taxes between the two states. We efficiently coordinated the process of opening new accounts and closing the old ones. We collected taxes due, made the necessary tax filings to multiple states, and handled all the administrative details.

After everything was settled, Jody sent us an email expressing her gratitude for making her life easier during this difficult transitional period. In response, we assured Jody that it's our duty and pleasure to alleviate her household payroll burdens.

Topics: nanny payroll tax, nanny taxes, senior caregiver employment practices

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