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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

Do I Need to Provide Our Nanny (or Household Employee) a Paystub?

Posted by Vanessa Vidal, FPC on 1/19/14 8:08 AM

Many families pay their household workers directly and subscribe to a service such as HomeWork Solutions' Essential Payroll to prepare necessary quarterly and end of year tax documents. We are often asked about whether pay stubs are necessary.

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Topics: nanny payroll, calculate nanny payroll tax, domestic employer legal responsibilities, nanny tax calculator, household paycheck calculator

Easy Ways to Finance A Nanny

Posted by Vanessa Vidal, FPC on 1/3/14 7:47 AM

Many household employers are only now beginning to seriously consider the costs and risks related to paying nannies and other household workers “on the books.” In fact, complaince rates hover around 20%. More families are recognizing the merits of filing as employers, and helping household workers with required withholding and tax payment. While filing and paying taxes on household employees brings with it additional costs and paperwork, it also avoids stiff penalties if you are audited by the Internal Revenue Service.

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Topics: nanny payroll, household payroll

New Jersey Household Payroll Update for 2014

Posted by Kathleen Webb on 12/26/13 2:51 PM

New Jersey has several new employment related laws that go into effect on January 1, 2014.

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Topics: nanny payroll, household payroll

About Nanny Tax Compliance Services from HomeWork Solutions

Posted by Vanessa Vidal, FPC on 9/12/13 3:33 PM
HomeWork Solutions is the Nation’s Leading Preparer of Household Employment Tax Returns, the so called “Nanny Taxes”

HomeWork Solutions provides professional payroll and tax services to household employers, nationwide. Our company has more than 20 years of experience helping families comply with their household employment payroll and taxes.  Our office is staffed with 18 payroll professionals and 2 interns 100% dedicated to simplifying this complicated process for YOU!

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Topics: nanny payroll, nanny tax, nanny taxes, calculate nanny payroll tax, household payroll

Nanny Payroll - Negotiate the Nanny Salary

Posted by Vanessa Vidal, FPC on 9/9/13 4:33 PM

Negotiating a salary is never a comfortable situation; both parties involved will be looking for what is best for them, individually.  The key to establishing a good relationship with your household employee right from the beginning, and to succeed in the negotiation, is to think like you are part of a “Win Win” situation, where both parties win and are happy with the result.  A happy household employee will perform better and make your life easier – That’s a fact!

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Topics: nanny payroll, nanny contract, nanny job interview, household payroll

Paycheck Literacy Money Matters National Education Day

Posted by Vanessa Vidal, FPC on 9/5/13 10:12 AM

As part of National Payroll Week, payroll services and financial services firms are participating in Paycheck Literacy Money Matters National Education Day today. Volunteers will be visiting high schools and youth groups nationwide to teach teens  about the way paychecks are calculated, the payroll withholding system and electronic payment methods like direct deposit.

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Topics: nanny payroll, household payroll

Nanny Payroll Firm Celebrates National Payroll Week

Posted by Vanessa Vidal, FPC on 9/3/13 6:00 PM

Payroll, by definition, is the sum of wages, bonuses and deductions paid to an employee for a job performed in a period of time.   Payroll is one of the most time sensitive and crucial areas in a household employer’s relationship with their household staff for a variety of reasons:

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Topics: nanny payroll, household payroll

Decisiones Difíciles para Empleadores Domésticos - Reforma de Inmigración y Cumplimiento Tributario

Posted by Vanessa Vidal, FPC on 7/10/13 6:25 PM

El Congreso de los Estados Unidos está debatiendo la reforma migratoria que podría liderar un camino a la ciudadanía para los cerca de once millones de trabajadores indocumentados que viven y trabajan hoy en las sombras, evadiendo la legislación fiscal.  Una buena parte de éstos trabajadores, están empleados como niñeras, empleadas domésticas y personas al cuidado de adultos mayores.

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Topics: nanny payroll, nanny tax, payroll tax enforcement, nanny tax compliance

Travelling with your Nanny - Nanny Payroll Implications

Posted by Vanessa Vidal, FPC on 6/17/13 6:47 PM

Going on vacation?  Visiting the family?  If you are ready to hit the road with your child and you are taking you nanny with you, allow us to share these helpful tips to avoid any misunderstanding, uncomfortable situations and make your trip a complete success!

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Topics: nanny employment practices, nanny, nanny payroll, nanny job description

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