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What Benefits Should I Offer My Nanny?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 6/1/21 10:00 AM

Are you considering hiring a nanny? As a household employer, paying your nanny a fair wage is essential. While you may not be required to offer paid vacation, health insurance, paid sick time, or retirement savings plans, offering some benefits is important. Benefits can help you attract and retain the best nannies in the industry. In addition, it helps your nanny avoid exhaustion or burnout. So, while you are considering your nanny's employment details, make sure you think seriously about what it takes to provide a good benefits package. 

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Topics: nanny employment practices, nanny, nanny payroll tax, nanny health insurance, nanny benefits, household payroll

Do I Need to Pay Taxes for My Summer Nanny?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 5/25/21 10:00 AM

Summer is right around the corner, and kids are dreaming of their extended vacations. Unfortunately, many parents don't get the same amount of time off from their work responsibilities. Will you need an extra hand with the kids this summer?

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Topics: household employee, nanny summer schedule, nanny agency, nanny payroll, nanny payroll tax, nanny tax, nanny wage, household payroll, temporary nanny, nanny job search

Why You Should Never Evade Nanny Taxes

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 2/2/21 11:09 AM

Hiring a household employee is a personal decision that requires a lot of consideration. Whether it’s a housekeeper, a nanny, or senior caregiver, hiring an experienced worker in your home is important. Did you know that as soon as you hire someone ,you become a household employer? That means you will need to pay them as an employee – not off the books. Here’s why you should never evade “nanny taxes.”

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Topics: nanny tax audit, nanny payroll tax, household payroll, childcare, employment compliance

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

"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

Everything you need to know about Nanny Shares and Learning Pods

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 9/2/20 8:00 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 12/1/16 3:15 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 12/29/15 6:30 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

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