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Why Paying Half Off the Books is Never a Good Idea

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 4/18/24 10:32 AM

Navigating the complexities of payroll and taxes is more than just a bureaucratic task; it's a commitment to fairness and integrity. Let’s take a look at the importance of transparent wage reporting, the ethical considerations of payroll management, the financial risks of non-compliance, and the broader implications on your nanny's welfare.

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Topics: household employee, hiring a nanny, childcare, child care

What Costs to Consider Before Hiring a Nanny

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 7/27/21 11:17 AM

Are you considering hiring a nanny? Maybe a senior caregiver for one of your aging parents? Finding and hiring an experienced household employee helps provide the extra hand you need. But don’t forget, you’ll need to factor in the cost of hiring someone to work in your home. Paying them ‘under the table’ is illegal. Here are some essential things to remember when paying your employee fair and legally.

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Topics: nanny unemployment insurance, hiring a nanny, nanny overtime, nanny paid time off, nanny mileage reimbursement, nanny tax compliance, caregiver, nanny vacation, agency

Factors to Consider When Hiring a Household Employee

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 6/15/21 10:45 AM

Life is busy, and sometimes hiring household employees to help around the house is a necessity. If you are considering hiring a nanny, house cleaners, senior caregiver, personal chef, or some other type of experienced domestic employee, there are a few things to keep in mind. 

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Topics: housekeeper, nanny agency, hiring a nanny, nanny payroll, caregiver background screening, caregiver, senior home caregiver, domestic worker, agency, what to expect

Did Your Clients Hire a Nanny This Year?

Posted by Jay Schulze on 11/24/20 8:00 AM

Did your clients hire a nanny, private tutor, or senior caregiver this year? Due to work at home orders and government shutdowns of schools and childcare facilities, you should be expecting more “Nanny Tax” issues than ever before. Here’s why you should act now: 

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Topics: hiring a nanny, nanny tax, CPA

Did Your Clients Hire a Nanny This Year?

Posted by Jay Schulze on 10/26/20 10:03 AM

Did your clients hire a nanny, private tutor, or senior caregiver this year? Due to work at home orders and government shutdowns of schools and childcare facilities, you should be expecting more “Nanny Tax” issues than ever before. Here’s why you should act now: 

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Topics: hiring a nanny, nanny tax, CPA

How Hiring a Nanny Can Take the Load off Grandparents

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 10/20/20 7:00 AM

You have just welcomed a child into your family and amid all of the sleepless nights and new routines, joy and love abound. You are in awe of your precious baby and want only the best for your little one. Heading back to work once maternity or paternity leave is over means you will need a childcare plan in place.

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Topics: nanny communication, aging parents, nanny agency, hiring a nanny, nanny employee, child care

Five Essential Tax-Compliance Steps When Hiring a Nanny

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 5/29/18 3:50 PM

A nanny will become an essential member of your household, caring for the most precious part of your life. So it’s a sensible decision to onboard a nanny (or any household employee) the correct way. These four steps will ensure that your nanny can begin work without delay and, come tax season, you or your tax preparer will have the necessary elements to file correctly.

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Topics: hiring a nanny, nanny, nanny tax, nanny tax compliance, agency, senior, CPA

Are there After School Nannies?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 7/18/17 4:09 PM

Your children are in elementary school full time and you and your partner are working full time. After school childcare is a priority. Your son wants to participate in an after-school computer program once a week, and your daughter wants to play fall soccer. Mom and dad have demanding jobs, and just getting a healthy dinner together can be a major challenge. You wonder, are there after school nannies?

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Topics: hiring a nanny

The Role of Character in the Nanny Hire

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 7/11/17 4:10 PM

Peter Schutz, motivational speaker and the former CEO of Porsche, famously opined “Hire character, train skill.” In the business world it is easy to understand this philosophy. Character is ingrained, you can and should train specific skills. How does the role of character translate into the nanny hire?

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Topics: hiring a nanny, interview a nanny, nanny interview

Is a nanny the best choice for your family?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 6/13/17 4:04 PM

Concerns about childcare are one of the most stressful considerations for new, first time working parents. Research into childcare options begins early in pregnancy, if not before! Looking at your lifestyle and schedules through the prism of childcare options is a daunting endeavor.

Is a nanny really the best choice for your family?

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Topics: hiring a nanny

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