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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

The American Rescue Plan Act- What's the Impact?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 3/30/21 10:00 AM
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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA, coronavirus, COVID-19

Do I need to pay my nanny when we vacation during Spring Break?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 3/23/21 10:00 AM

Spring break will be here soon and it’s a time that many families use for scheduled vacations. It’s a great time to reconnect and recharge with each other and if you’re not planning on bringing your nanny with you, you will need to know how your vacation will affect her.

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Topics: nanny, agency

The American Rescue Plan Act- What's the Impact?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 3/12/21 6:04 PM
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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA, coronavirus, COVID-19

2021 Household Employment Coming Changes

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 1/12/21 12:33 PM

Updated 11 January 2021

Every year HomeWork Solutions prepares a "what's new or changed" roundup of household employment tax laws and benefit information.

HOUSEHOLD EMPLOYEE 2021 WAGE BASE:

The IRS annually reviews, and adjusts as necessary, the wage payment threshold that obligates a family to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes and issue employees W-2 forms. This threshold will increase to $2,300 for 2021.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA

2021 Household Employment Coming Changes

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 12/23/20 8:00 AM

Updated 22 December 2020

Every year HomeWork Solutions prepares a "what's new or changed" roundup of household employment tax laws and benefit information.

HOUSEHOLD EMPLOYEE 2021 WAGE BASE:

The IRS annually reviews, and adjusts as necessary, the wage payment threshold that obligates a family to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes and issue employees W-2 forms. This threshold will increase to $2,300 for 2021.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA

Healthcare Reimbursement Arrangements- Act Now During Open Enrollment!

Posted by HWS Guest on 12/1/20 11:00 AM

Healthcare open enrollment season is here, so we've asked our partners at Take Command Health to offer insights on why a Healthcare Reimbursement Arrangement (QSEHRA or ICHRA) may be right for you and your employee.  Here  is CEO Jack Hooper's take:

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Topics: nanny agency, nanny, senior, CPA, HRA, Healthcare

Use a Dependent Care Account to Help Pay Nanny or Caregiver Expenses

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 11/10/20 4:07 PM

When you first hire your nanny or caregiver, there are a lot of different action items that need to get set into motion. Defining wages, determining hours, setting up legal payroll and writing an employee contract are some of the primary things that need to be settled at the get-go. Investigating how to navigate tax breaks you might have when hiring an in-home employee is another big one. If you’re wondering if you can use your dependent care flexible spending account, here are some of the basic things you should know.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA

Getting Health Insurance Coverage - My Head is Spinning, Where Do I Start?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 9/29/20 4:58 PM

If you have recently started a position with a new employer, you’re probably learning about the different benefits that you’ve been hired with. Many household employers who do not offer group health coverage for their employees help pay for medical expenses through a Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangement (QSEHRA). When you negotiate this benefit with your new employer,  it will help pay your health care costs for qualifying health insurance coverage. If you have never worked with a QSEHRA before, we’ll break down the important must-knows here.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA

Helping Children with the Emotional Impacts of COVID-19

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 9/8/20 3:47 PM

Physical distancing. Shortened school years. Quarantine. Closed playgrounds and cancelled play dates. Boredom. Economic turmoil. Everyone wearing masks and gloves outside or in stores. Fear over loved ones getting sick.

The impact of COVID-19 has had far reaching effects. It has caused angst, sadness and people young and old alike are left grappling with the new world as we know it.

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Topics: nanny, agency

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