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It is 2021: Resolve to Make Your Life Easier with an In-Home Employee

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 1/5/21 1:05 PM

It is no secret that 2020 has been a difficult year for many families. 2021 brings hope and possibilities, and for those resolving to make this upcoming year run more smoothly, hiring experienced in-home employees can help. Whether it is a senior care professional, nanny, housekeeper, a personal chef, or someone else that can assist around the home, hiring domestic employees for the services you need is incredibly beneficial. 

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Topics: nanny agencies, nanny payroll tax, nanny tax compliance, household payroll, caregiver, senior home care, nanny job search, child care

Ways to Avoid Domestic Employee Tax Problems

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 12/29/20 2:15 PM

Whether you hired a nanny, a housekeeper, a personal assistant, or a private educator this year, there are some important things to know when it comes to filing taxes. When you hire someone to work in your home, you become an employer. Tax and labor laws generally apply, even if there are some small exemptions unique to household employers. Many families don’t know this and make the mistake of paying the employee “off the books.” This could be a very costly error. Here are some specific ways to avoid domestic employee tax problems. 

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Topics: housekeeper, household employee taxes, nanny payroll tax, nanny hourly wage, nanny independent contractor, nanny tax compliance, household payroll, caregiver

You’ve Hired an In-Home Employee: What are Your Legal Responsibilities?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 12/17/20 11:30 AM

Need a housekeeper, nanny, personal assistant, or estate manager to lend a helping hand in your home on a regular basis? Once you find the right person, you want to make sure that they stay employed with you for as long as possible. That means ensuring that everything is kept on the up and up – from communication, to a set payroll schedule, to tax withholdings. Hiring an in-home employee makes you a household employer. And you’ll need to be aware of what your legal responsibilities are. 

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Topics: elder care, household employer, calculate nanny payroll tax, 1099 v w-2, domestic employer legal responsibilities, nanny tax compliance, household payroll, caregiver

Mom Needs Assistance at Home: How Hiring a Senior Caregiver Can Help

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 12/8/20 10:00 AM

Mom is struggling to remember to take her medications on time. She is having difficulty cooking and you are noticing a decline in hygiene. Maybe she is a bit wobbly on her feet as she continues to age, putting her at greater risk for a fall. These things can be part of the aging process, but it is difficult to watch. When you want what is best for your aging parent, what do you do? In-home senior care is the answer for many families around the country. This allows your elderly loved ones to live in their own home, on their own terms. Here are some reasons why hiring a senior caregiver can help.

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Topics: eldercare, home health workers, senior care, caregiver, senior home care, senior home caregiver, senior caregiver employment practices

"Surprise! We Hired a Nanny."

Posted by Jay Schulze on 11/17/20 10:28 AM

The 2020 tax season approaches and more of your clients are hiring nannies and caregivers than ever before. Night nurses for newborns, senior caregivers for mom or dad, and now private educators for students doing school remotely- all present “nanny tax” issues for you and your clients.

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Topics: nanny share, nanny agency, nanny payroll, nannies, nanny tax, nanny tax compliance, household payroll, caregiver, COVID-19, private educator

Benefits of Hiring an Adult Caregiver

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 10/29/20 4:40 PM

As your loved one starts to age, it is important to determine what type of care for them is best. Nursing homes or assisted living centers are not meant for everyone. Many seniors and their families want to be in the comfort of their own homes if possible. Getting dressed, managing medications, cooking, and cleaning the home can get harder and harder and for scenarios like this, hiring an in-home caregiver is a great option. If you are considering finding an adult caregiver to work in your loved one’s home, here are some benefits.

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Topics: senior caregivers, aging in place, eldercare, caregiver, Hiring Elder care, senior home care, senior home caregiver, agency, COVID-19

A Guide to Aging in Place [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 6/14/17 9:00 AM

Most seniors prefer to age in place, in the comfort of their own homes, instead of moving to a care facility. Follow this guide as you plan for yourself (or a loved one) to continue living at home through the golden years.

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Topics: senior care, caregiver, senior

The Consequences of Nanny Tax Fraud

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 3/5/15 1:30 PM

Generally, in life, it pays to do things right the first time. Your nanny payroll taxes are no exception to the rule: while it may be tempting to evade these pesky taxes, in the long run, you will be thankful that you managed your household employment taxes well. It will cost much more of your money, time, and patience to deal with the consequences of tax fraud than to file your payroll taxes correctly the first time around!

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Topics: nanny tax audit, nanny tax statute of limitations, nanny tax, nanny taxes, caregiver, nanny tax case study

Every Caregiver Needs an Emergency Contacts Form

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 7/8/14 8:35 AM

Are you a nanny caring for young children or a senior caregiver caring for a frail adult? Do you employ a nanny or senior caregiver? Does this caregiver know how to reach important parties in an emergency? Every caregiver should be provided with an Emergency Contacts list at the start of employment.

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Topics: senior care, nanny, emergency plans, caregiver, nanny tax case study

President Obama Responds To FLSA Rules; Spends a Day as a Home Aid

Posted by Kathleen Webb on 4/10/14 9:30 AM

In a triumphant win for labor unions and worker advocacy groups, the Obama administration made sweeping reform in mandating that home health workers, personal care aides and certified nursing assistants who provide care to the elderly be paid minimum wage and overtime. While it may affect the bottom line for families of aging relatives, over half of senior care givers were living at or below the poverty line.

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Topics: elder care, aging parents, Alzheimer's, obamacare, home health workers, legal employees, documented employees, caregiver, Hiring Elder care

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