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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

Your Cleaning Lady and the Nanny Taxes

Posted by Kathy Webb on Jan 25, 2012 8:38:00 AM

Do you have a regular person who comes to your home to provide housekeeping, maid or cleaning services? Do you know that this individual is probably your employee under common law and the Internal Revenue Code?

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Topics: housekeeper, cleaning lady, maid, nanny tax

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