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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

2016 Household Payroll Update: What’s New?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 11/24/15 6:30 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 10/29/15 6:30 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 10/8/15 2:30 PM


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Managing Trustee Risks with Privately Employed Caregivers

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 9/23/14 5:34 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 5/22/14 8:42 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 3/18/14 7:00 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 2/11/14 11:10 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

Easy Ways to Finance A Nanny

Posted by Vanessa Vidal, FPC on 1/3/14 7:47 AM

Many household employers are only now beginning to seriously consider the costs and risks related to paying nannies and other household workers “on the books.” In fact, complaince rates hover around 20%. More families are recognizing the merits of filing as employers, and helping household workers with required withholding and tax payment. While filing and paying taxes on household employees brings with it additional costs and paperwork, it also avoids stiff penalties if you are audited by the Internal Revenue Service.

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Topics: nanny payroll, household payroll

New Jersey Household Payroll Update for 2014

Posted by Kathleen Webb on 12/26/13 2:51 PM

New Jersey has several new employment related laws that go into effect on January 1, 2014.

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Topics: nanny payroll, household payroll

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