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Factors to Consider When Hiring a Household Employee

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 6/15/21 10:45 AM

Life is busy, and sometimes hiring household employees to help around the house is a necessity. If you are considering hiring a nanny, house cleaners, senior caregiver, personal chef, or some other type of experienced domestic employee, there are a few things to keep in mind. 

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Topics: housekeeper, nanny agency, hiring a nanny, nanny payroll, caregiver background screening, caregiver, senior home caregiver, domestic worker, agency, what to expect

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

Things You Should Know Before Hiring a Long-Term Nanny

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 4/27/21 8:00 AM

Whether you're a mom, dad, grandparent , or guardian, the children in your life are some of your greatest treasures. Finding the right person to love and care for them is significant and hiring a qualified nanny to work in your home requires some research. Here are some of the most important things you should know before hiring a long-term nanny.  

#1: Know what you need.

Every family is unique, which means your childcare needs will be unique too. Understand your family's needs and make a list of expected duties and responsibilities you want a nanny to have. Then, think about the qualities you're looking for in a nanny. Do you want someone young and energetic that may be just starting their nanny career? Maybe you would be more comfortable with someone experience, who has worked with multiple families during their career. Know what you're looking for, and let that help guide your search.  

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Topics: household employee taxes, nanny agency, summer nanny, nanny payroll tax, nannies, nanny tax compliance, outsource nanny payroll, domestic worker

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

"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

How Hiring a Nanny Can Take the Load off Grandparents

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 10/20/20 7:00 AM

You have just welcomed a child into your family and amid all of the sleepless nights and new routines, joy and love abound. You are in awe of your precious baby and want only the best for your little one. Heading back to work once maternity or paternity leave is over means you will need a childcare plan in place.

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Topics: nanny communication, aging parents, nanny agency, hiring a nanny, nanny employee, child care

How Parents and Nannies Can Work Together to Help Kids with Distance Learning

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 10/13/20 7:00 AM

Around the country, the beginning of the school year is starting out differently. Distance learning is the new norm for many states and counties and that means kids and parents are juggling a lot. But there is good news! There are options. The first one: parents can utilize the services of a nanny or a learning pod to help provide the support and quality education that kids deserve this year. Here’s how.  

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Topics: nanny share, household employee, household employer, nanny agency, home health workers, senior home care, nanny sal, childcare, employment compliance, private educator

Unemployment Benefits and Taxes: Avoiding a Surprise Tax Bill

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 10/6/20 7:00 AM

Millions of Americans have lost work this year and are collecting unemployment benefits. However, many people are unaware that the money you are collecting from unemployment is considered income and is taxable. Federal income tax is always owed on unemployment benefits. To avoid a surprise tax bill during tax season, be sure to withhold taxes or pay estimated taxes ahead of time. Here are some helpful tips to ensure that you don’t have to face an unexpected hit on your benefits later. Unemployed_

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Topics: nanny agency, nanny tax, agency

How to Respond When Your Nanny Goes Above and Beyond

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 9/22/20 7:00 AM

Your nanny is an important part of your family. She takes care of your kids when you are away, and she gives them the love and attention that they need. Paying your nanny a fair wage is one way to show your appreciation for her attentive work with your kids, but when she goes above and beyond, you can choose to acknowledge her in an even greater way. Here are some ideas on how to do that.

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Topics: household employee, nanny agency, nannies, nanny taxes, nanny bonus, agency

Questions to ask Nanny References

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 8/27/15 4:04 PM

Hiring a nanny is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent. If you have narrowed down a few candidates for the nanny position, it is imperative that you find out as much you can about the person. The more information you have, the better decision you will be able to make. Not sure what questions to ask nanny references? This article can help.

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Topics: nanny agency, nanny reference check

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