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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

Housekeepers and Nanny Taxes

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Mar 12, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Confused about how nanny taxes affect the taxes you pay on your housekeeper’s wages? In honor every mom who appeciates extra help keeping the home in order, we thought we’d clear up some common misconceptions surrounding an employer’s tax obligations on their housekeeper’s wages.

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Topics: housekeeper, cleaning lady, nanny tax, nanny taxes

How Do I Pay Nanny Taxes for my Housekeeper?

Posted by Mary Crowe, FPC on Nov 25, 2014 5:47:00 PM

At Thanksgiving last year, The Crawford Family got together as so many families do on this day to share a traditional meal, spend time together and talk about where they are and where they want to go.

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Topics: housekeeper, household payroll tax

Back to School Transitions: Nanny to Nanny/House Manager

Posted by Vanessa Vidal, FPC on Aug 13, 2013 6:00:00 PM

Summer has come to an end.  Great memories.  Lots of fun, friends, playdates, swimming pool, beach vacation, etc …

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Topics: household payroll tax, cleaning lady, housekeeper

Household Worker and Nanny Payroll – What Paid Holidays do I get?

Posted by Vanessa Vidal, FPC on Jun 11, 2013 5:45:00 PM

Did you know that household employers are not legally obligated to pay for ANY holidays or time off to their employees*?  It is entirely up to the employer to decide if such a benefit will be offered or not.  Clearly this is something that should be discussed when interviewing, and memorialized in a written work agreement. We know from experience this is a big concern for household employees. In some situations, applicants will even choose one job over another based on the holiday and paid time off in the job offer.

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Topics: nanny work agreement, nanny paid time off, nanny benefits, housekeeper, maid

Happy International Family Day!! From your Nanny Tax Experts

Posted by Vanessa Vidal, FPC on May 15, 2013 4:40:00 PM
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Topics: elder care, senior caregivers, housekeeper, maid, nanny payroll, nanny tax

Do You Owe the Nanny Tax?

Posted by Vanessa Vidal, FPC on Mar 28, 2013 12:19:00 PM

Personal finance expert Jane Bryant Quinn recently discussed the "nanny taxes" on the popular TV show The Street - stressing that these are not just for nannies! We have posted often about the obligations of families who hire cleaning ladies, maids, and senior caregivers to report and pay the employment taxes. The IRS recently announced an IRS Nanny Tax amnesty program, promising stepped up enforcement going forward.

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Topics: elder care, senior caregivers, babysitter nanny tax, housekeeper, cleaning lady, maid, nanny, companionship services

Nannies - Transportation Allowance is TAX FREE to you and your employer!

Posted by Kathy Webb on Jan 14, 2013 11:30:00 AM

The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, passed by Congress this January 1, included some substantial good news for employees whose employers supplement their public transportation expense.

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Topics: housekeeper, maid, nanny benefits

We have a regular babysitter. Do I have to report taxes?

Posted by Kathy Webb on Jan 7, 2013 9:05:00 AM

Q. We have a regular babysitter. Most weeks she watches the children 3 afternoons/evenings a week, just until I get home from work, so my wife can attend classes. We only pay her $200 a week. I have heard about "nanny taxes" but since she is not full time or a real nanny, that doesn't apply to me, right?

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Topics: summer nanny, companionship services, elder care, household payroll tax, cleaning lady, housekeeper, maid, senior caregivers, babysitter nanny tax

Transition from Nanny to Nanny/Housekeeper

Posted by Vanessa Vidal on Oct 16, 2012 4:15:00 PM

Note: Special thanks to our guest blogger, author Marta Perrone (The Professional Housekeeper).  Marta is an expert in the household staffing industry. We are pleased to share her discussion on transitioning a nanny to the nanny/housekeeper role.   Marta is a professional trainer of housekeepers, nannies and household managers.

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Topics: housekeeper, nanny, nanny job description

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