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Pre-Tax Student Loan Repayment

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 5/24/22 11:40 AM

One in eight individuals in the US carries student loan debt. This burden can feel overwhelming, as is often the case for care workers whose wages have not grown at the same rate as those for whom they work. Luckily there is a relatively new program offering relief.

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Topics: maid, nanny retention, nanny, caregiver, Senior Caregiver Payroll, agency, senior, CPA

Total Compensation (Updated for 2022)

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 5/19/22 4:00 PM

As families plan childcare arrangements for summer break we want to revist one of our most popular blog posts.  When budgeting and crafting a compensation plan to offer your employee, be sure to consider the items below so you don't miss out on tax breaks!

 

Let’s face it- no one enjoys paying taxes. As a household employer, you set a budget for employment costs and seek out the most highly qualified employee within that budget. Don’t be surprised by employment taxes, and don’t neglect an opportunity to minimize them by including forms of non-taxable compensation and benefits in an employment offer. By thinking beyond gross pay to total compensation, you can increase employee take-home pay and make a more attractive offer to your ideal candidate.

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Topics: maid, nanny retention, nanny, caregiver, Senior Caregiver Payroll, agency, senior, CPA

Minimum Wage Increases Coming in January 2022

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 12/30/21 9:29 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 January 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

2022 Household Employment Coming Changes

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 12/29/21 2:38 PM

Updated 29 December 2021

Every year HomeWork Solutions prepares a summary of new or updated household employment tax laws and benefit information.

HOUSEHOLD EMPLOYEE 2022 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.  These tax withholdings are reported annually on a W-2.  This threshold will increase to $2,400 for 2022.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA

Open Enrollment Season Starts Nov. 1- Have You Considered an HRA for Your Employee?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 10/26/21 4:19 PM

If you are hiring a nanny or caregiver to work in your home, offering a competitive compensation package with health insurance is important. However, the details surrounding health insurance coverage can get confusing. Here are some things to keep in mind.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA

Total Compensation (Updated for 2022)

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 10/5/21 11:00 AM

Let’s face it- no one enjoys paying taxes. As a household employer, you set a budget for employment costs and seek out the most highly qualified employee within that budget. Don’t be surprised by employment taxes, and don’t neglect an opportunity to minimize them by including forms of non-taxable compensation and benefits in an employment offer. By thinking beyond gross pay to total compensation, you can increase employee take-home pay and make a more attractive offer to your ideal candidate.

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Topics: maid, nanny retention, nanny, caregiver, Senior Caregiver Payroll, agency, senior, CPA

Recognizing and Rewarding Your Employees

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 9/21/21 12:45 PM

Establishing a regular recognition and reward system for your household employee(s) ensures that they feel valued and appreciated for their efforts. Paying a fair wage and benefits is the best way to show you respect and value your employee’s work, but when they go above and beyond, acknowledging them in a greater way is important. Here are some ways to recognize and reward your employee for a job well done.

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Topics: maid, nanny retention, nanny, caregiver, Senior Caregiver Payroll, agency, senior, CPA

Using Your Tax Credit to Pay Your Nanny

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 6/29/21 10:00 AM

Starting July 15 and continuing through the end of 2021, many parents will be receiving a child tax credit as part of the American Rescue Plan. The tax credit is $3,600 for children younger than age six and $3,000 for those between six and seventeen. The payments are an ‘advance’ on 2021 taxes and will arrive in monthly installments on the 15th of every month. The total credit is available for married couples with children earning a combined $150,000 or less that file jointly or $75,000 for individuals. For people making more, the money will be reduced accordingly. Most people will get the funds through direct deposit into their bank account or how you filed your 2020 taxes.

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Topics: household employee, nanny employment practices, nanny payroll tax, nannies, nanny tax, nanny interview, nanny job search, CPA, IRS, kids

The American Rescue Plan Act- What's the Impact?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 3/30/21 10:00 AM
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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA, coronavirus, COVID-19

The American Rescue Plan Act- What's the Impact?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 3/12/21 6:04 PM
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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA, coronavirus, COVID-19

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