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Everything you need to know about Nanny Shares and Learning Pods

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Sep 2, 2020 8:00:00 AM

There is no doubt about it: 2020 has been a year of surprise and change. Parents have had to get creative in how they care for and school their children, in addition to adjusting their own career schedules to make it work. Nanny shares and learning pods are two effective methods that parents are using around the country to provide quality education and care for their kids.

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Topics: household employer, nanny, nanny tax, household payroll, agency, private educator, Learning pods

Early W-2 Deadlines Stress Household Employers

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Dec 1, 2016 3:15:00 PM

Household employers are faced with a variety of tasks and deadlines and staying on top of changing dates and policies is an important part of successfully managing your household payroll. It’s imperative that household employers meet all local, state, and federal guidelines and deadlines.

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Topics: household payroll

How to Solve the Biggest Problems with Household Payroll

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Dec 29, 2015 6:30:00 AM

No matter how detail-oriented you are, managing household payroll can be a big job with a lot of unknowns. Household payroll is especially complex and the government takes these types of taxes and payments very seriously. So, if there are obvious mistakes or they are paid incorrectly, there could be some very expensive consequences for this, including steep penalties and fees.

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Topics: household payroll

2016 Household Payroll Update: What’s New?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Nov 24, 2015 6:30:00 AM

It's almost time to say goodbye to another year! Our experienced team of professionals at HomeWork Solutions is here to help you stay on top of the deadlines and other details that you need to have when it comes to household payroll. This year, there were a variety of important action items that took place both on a state and federal level. Here’s a quick description of important must-knows:

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Topics: nanny pay rate notice, caregiver pay rate notice, domestic workers bill of rights, nanny mileage reimbursement, household payroll

What constitutes household payroll wages?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Oct 29, 2015 6:30:00 AM

Have you searched long and hard for the perfect nanny or other household employee? When you find the right person that fits right in with your family, it’s time to determine salary and what will constitute household payroll wages.

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Topics: housekeeper, nanny wage, household payroll

Help for Moms in the Middle

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Oct 8, 2015 2:30:00 PM


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Topics: household payroll

Managing Trustee Risks with Privately Employed Caregivers

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Sep 23, 2014 5:34:00 PM

Do you hire, manage and issue payroll to a beneficiary’s caregiver(s) in your capacity as a trustee? If so it is important to understand the legal and tax obligations this type of employment creates for both the trust and you personally.

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Topics: Special Needs Trust, caregiver payroll, worker misclassification, household payroll, workers compensation household employees

5 Top Mistakes of Household Employers

Posted by Mary Crowe, FPC on May 22, 2014 8:42:00 AM

I am the youngest of six and learned many lessons of ‘what not to do’ from watching my siblings. I observed to the owners of HWS the other day, after taking a client call, that we fix the same problems over and over for different clients. Knowledge is power even when the knowledge comes from seeing the mistakes of others.

I want to share with you my top 5 mistakes your ‘employer’ siblings have done before you so that you can learn ‘what not to do’.
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Topics: nanny payroll, household payroll

Tax Tidbit: Filing the Correct Tax Forms for a Household Employee

Posted by Kathleen Webb on Mar 18, 2014 7:00:00 AM

Regardless of whether your household employee is full time or part time, employers are required to pay employment taxes if the employee is paid $1900 or more per year (in 2014).

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Topics: household employee, household employer, nanny taxes, 1099 v w-2, household payroll tax, household payroll

Household Employee Wage Threshold Rises to $1900 in 2014

Posted by Kathleen Webb on Feb 11, 2014 11:10:00 AM

In 2014, the Household Employee Wage threshold increased to $1900. This means that any household employee- such as a nanny, housekeeper or elder care worker- earning $1900 or more per year requires their employer to pay what is commonly referred to as the "nanny tax."

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Topics: household employee, household employer, household payroll

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