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Is Now the Right Time to Put Your Nanny or Caregiver on the Books?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Mar 24, 2020 2:00:00 PM

We believe the majority of families want insure that the nanny or senior caregiver who took care of their family is taken care of in this crisis. Now that families understand what their legal obligations are under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), let’s take a few moments to understand how the money works out.

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Emergency Nanny Pay When Schools are Closed

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Mar 23, 2020 2:00:00 PM

HomeWork Solutions is fielding many questions about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) from families and caregivers alike. We are committed to helping nannies and other household workers understand and have access to the benefits they deserve, and equally to helping families to understand their new (temporary) responsibilities. Lastly, HomeWork Solutions is waiving some fees for families who have not been paying their nannies on the books. Catching up on "NannyTaxes" will protect families from liability for unemployment claims and/or unpaid wage claims while ensuring the nannies who care for our families are cared for in this crisis.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA

Nanny Emergency Income During the Pandemic

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Mar 19, 2020 1:57:58 PM

 

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Your Nanny and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) | HomeWork Solutions

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Mar 11, 2020 10:46:46 AM

19 MAR 2020: UPDATED INFORMATION ABOUT EMPLOYER RESPONSIBILITIES IS FOUND HERE

The spread of the coronavirus worldwide has caused employers and employees alike to adapt, sometimes rapidly, to changes to normal daily routines. Primary care physicians are using video chat to assess some patients presenting with flu-like symptoms rather than have them visit the office. Healthcare janitorial services have changed protocols. And many employers have banned corporate travel and liberalized remote-work policies. Airlines are cancelling flights and holiday and entertainment plans are being postponed or cancelled.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA

Can my nanny be deducted as a business expense?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Mar 3, 2020 5:02:00 PM

Many nanny employers are sole proprietors, operating their own small businesses, law practices, medical or accounting firms. These nanny employers turn to nanny care because they need the flexibility in their childcare to allow them to focus work time on growing their businesses. They honestly could not do it without in-home childcare, so it seems logical to pay your nanny through your business, right? Wait a minute, the tax code does not agree with you!  

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Topics: nanny, agency, CPA

The Business Case for Outsourcing Household Payroll

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jan 14, 2020 4:00:00 PM

Household employee payroll is a legal imperative, as well as the right way to treat your valued household employee. Although it is necessary, it is often a headache and a hassle. You can combat the hassles of household payroll by outsourcing to specialists. There are a number of benefits to outsourcing household your payroll needs, including the five listed below.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA

Protect Yourself from Allegations of Wrongful Household Employment Practices

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jan 7, 2020 4:01:00 PM

When you hire a nanny, senior caregiver, or other household staff, you immediately become an employer subject to all tax and labor laws in force. Unfortunately, the intimacy of the relationship can often induce the parties to cross legal boundaries, and these actions can eventually get the family into hot water.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA

2020 Household Employment Coming Changes

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Dec 30, 2019 3:46:00 AM

Updated 31 December 2019

Every year HomeWork Solutions prepares a "what's new or changed" roundup of household employment tax laws and benefit information.

HOUSEHOLD EMPLOYEE 2020 WAGE BASE:

The IRS annually reviews, and adjusts as necessary, the wage payment threshold that obligates a family to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes and issue employees W-2 forms. This threshold will increase to $2200 for 2020, the first increase in 3 years.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA

Are You Available to Work Overnight? - Addressing the 24 Hour Clock in

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Dec 23, 2019 3:45:00 PM

As a nanny, you are required to wear several different hats: authoritarian, event planner, cook, playmate, and more. During your employment, you may also be asked to step in to be an overnight nanny occasionally.  If you are okay with adding occasional overnight stays to your job duties, be sure to talk about this at the time you are first hired.

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Topics: nanny, agency, CPA

Should you pay your nanny legally? It's all Fixable and NOT Too Late...

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Dec 17, 2019 3:49:00 PM

We are committed to help educate families, nannies and agencies about the value of legal nanny payroll.

WE BELIEVE THAT LEGAL NANNY PAYROLL:

  • Establishes a principled relationship between the nanny and the employing family;
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Topics: nanny, agency, CPA

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