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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

"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

Paying the Nanny for "after hours" Texts and Phone Calls?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 8/1/17 4:31 PM

A HWS referral partner who operates a nanny referral agency recently contacted our office with the following question:

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Topics: nanny payroll, nanny hourly wage, nanny overtime

Taxes and Dental Work: Neither Gets Better With Time

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 5/26/16 7:00 AM

A Nanny Tax Case Study

Its true! Ignoring the nanny taxes opens up a whole host of complications and not a single one gets better if you ignore it!

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Topics: nanny payroll, nanny tax

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Nanny Payroll Service?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 12/8/15 6:30 AM

When you’re looking to hire a nanny and determining how much you want to pay, you should also factor in the cost of hiring a nanny payroll service. A nanny payroll service will make sure that you have everything you need covered in terms of taxes, payroll deductions, and benefits for your new nanny, and will be a resource to you when you have questions. With a household payroll service, you will have peace of mind that hardworking household payroll specialists are working to get things done right the first time.

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Topics: nanny payroll

Holiday Pay: How to calculate for a nanny or senior caregiver

Posted by Mary Crowe, FPC on 9/2/14 6:41 PM

Monday, September 1 is Labor Day in the U.S. - a Federal holiday that many nannies and caregivers receive as a paid holiday. Families often struggle with how to calculate the employee's paycheck, especially overtime pay,  when a paid holiday is in the pay period.

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Topics: senior caregivers, caregiver payroll, nanny payroll, holiday, senior home-care workers

Nanny Tax Compliance - Do You Have the Time?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 8/26/14 6:20 PM

HWS has been providing Nanny Tax compliance services since 1993. Did you know, in a recent client survey, the biggest motivation for employers in outsourcing nanny tax compliance is the time saved?

How much time an individual would spend on their nanny taxes will of course vary between individuals. The IRS estimates that record-keeping, keeping familiar with the law, and tax return completion can run 60 hours per year. Record-keeping accounts for the lions share of the time, an activity that needs to be done every payroll period.

I was chatting with a client today. This gentleman has used our services for many years, and his household circumstances are changing. In the course of the conversation, I asked him what factors caused him to continue using our services year after year. He answered without hesitation "The time savings!" He went on to state that he actually spends only about one hour a year on his nanny taxes - primarily in collecting his information and responding to our quarterly requests for wage reports. (This client is a NaniTax Plus subscriber.) He was certain that he had never filed a tax return on time before hiring HomeWork Solutions, and that the savings in late fees alone was more than our fee. I suspect some exaggeration, but not much!

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Topics: nanny payroll, nanny tax, household payroll tax

Summer Nanny Payroll Services

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 6/24/14 8:46 AM

School is out, and families nationwide are turning to summer nannies to provide safe, individualized caregiving for their young children over the summer holidays.

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Topics: nanny payroll, summer nanny, nanny taxes

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

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