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It is 2021: Resolve to Make Your Life Easier with an In-Home Employee

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 1/5/21 1:05 PM

It is no secret that 2020 has been a difficult year for many families. 2021 brings hope and possibilities, and for those resolving to make this upcoming year run more smoothly, hiring experienced in-home employees can help. Whether it is a senior care professional, nanny, housekeeper, a personal chef, or someone else that can assist around the home, hiring domestic employees for the services you need is incredibly beneficial. 

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Topics: nanny agencies, nanny payroll tax, nanny tax compliance, household payroll, caregiver, senior home care, nanny job search, child care

Ways to Avoid Domestic Employee Tax Problems

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 12/29/20 2:15 PM

Whether you hired a nanny, a housekeeper, a personal assistant, or a private educator this year, there are some important things to know when it comes to filing taxes. When you hire someone to work in your home, you become an employer. Tax and labor laws generally apply, even if there are some small exemptions unique to household employers. Many families don’t know this and make the mistake of paying the employee “off the books.” This could be a very costly error. Here are some specific ways to avoid domestic employee tax problems. 

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Topics: housekeeper, household employee taxes, nanny payroll tax, nanny hourly wage, nanny independent contractor, nanny tax compliance, household payroll, caregiver

Update- Payroll Tax Holiday? Not So Fast...

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 9/2/20 11:00 AM
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Topics: nanny, nanny payroll tax, nanny tax, agency, senior, CPA, Tax Holiday

Payroll Tax Holiday-  What's The Impact on Employee Pay?

Posted by Jay Schulze on 8/10/20 3:23 PM
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Topics: nanny, nanny payroll tax, nanny tax, agency, senior, CPA, Tax Holiday

Household Payroll, Hypothetically

Posted by Mary Crowe, FPC on 5/13/14 8:12 AM

Last Friday, HWS' Client Care Manager Mary Crowe took a phone call that went along these lines:

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Topics: household employee taxes, nanny payroll tax

Moving? 4 Ways To Keep Your Household Payroll Taxes Organized

Posted by Mary Crowe, FPC on 2/28/14 1:50 PM

Moving your family can be one of life's most exciting times, yet also one of the most stressful times. Finding a new place, selling an old place, leaving a job, starting a new one or transferring within a company, packing, unpacking, leaving an old nanny, hiring a new one, (or sometimes the nanny moves or commutes to the new location if it’s a local move) the list can seem like its endless.

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Topics: nanny payroll, nanny payroll tax, nannies, calculate nanny payroll tax

The Single Reason Why Paying Your Nanny "Net" is a Bad Idea

Posted by Mary Crowe, FPC on 2/25/14 12:40 PM

A client calls and say "I want to pay my nanny $16.00 an hour take home, can you help me?" When I hear this question it is like nails on a chalk board; however it’s also a great opportunity for me to explain the nanny taxes, how payroll works and why paying a net per hour is the worst idea.  This is often referred to as 'Grossing Up' a paycheck and it can lead to major headaches.

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Topics: nanny, nanny payroll, nanny payroll tax, nanny hourly wage, nannies

Nanny Taxes Have You Stuck In Fear?

Posted by Mary Crowe, FPC on 1/16/14 7:56 AM

Don’t be stuck in fear ! We are here to help you! 

I have told many of our clients that they are not the first person that we have helped when they were behind on their nanny taxes. I tell them that because it’s true!

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Topics: household employee taxes, W-2, nanny payroll tax, nanny tax, nanny taxes

Nanny Wages Part On and Part Off the Books?

Posted by Mary Crowe, FPC on 12/31/13 7:53 AM

 'Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive' 

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Topics: nanny payroll tax

Tax Filing Update - Same Sex Marriages

Posted by Kathleen Webb on 10/31/13 12:39 PM

Several months ago we blogged about the US Supreme Court's findings on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and how this impacts household employers or household employees in a valid same-sex marriage.

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Topics: nanny payroll tax, nanny tax, household payroll

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