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The Value of a Nanny Agency

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 7/5/22 11:00 AM

Hiring the right professional nanny for your child is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make as a parent. It requires trust and research, so you’re assured the person you hire is vetted and qualified. This work is time consuming, and there is great value in working with a reputable and experienced nanny agency to make sure every important detail is seen to.

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Topics: nanny agency, nanny, nanny tax

Bereavement Leave

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 6/28/22 11:00 AM

If your household employee’s immediate family member – such as a parent or a spouse – passes away, they will need some time to grieve. They will also have personal arrangements and other legal details to take care of. That’s why it is important to have an established bereavement policy in place in your employment agreement, so discussions can be kept brief in difficult times.

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Topics: nanny, nanny tax, senior, CPA

IRS Increases Mileage Reimbursement Rate for 2022

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 6/10/22 4:41 PM

On June 9th, 2022, the IRS announced that the tax-free mileage reimbursement limit will be increased to 62.5 cents ($0.625) per mile, effective July 1 through December 31, 2022.  This increase of $.04 per mile is in recognition of recent increases in gasoline prices nationwide.

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Topics: senior care, nanny, nanny tax, nanny benefits, CPA

New Tax Reporting Rule for Mobile Payment Apps

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 6/9/22 1:35 PM



Venmo, PayPal, and CashApp are popular and convenient apps for making payments electronically. However, if you pay your nanny or other household staff through one of these cash apps, you should be aware of a new tax reporting rule that could impact you and your employees. 

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Topics: nanny, nanny tax, nanny employee, senior, CPA, IRS

Summer Nanny Taxes

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 6/7/22 11:00 AM

While kids of all ages are dreaming about summer break, parents may be feeling a sense of panic as they scramble to find childcare and activities for the summer. If you are planning to hire a summer nanny, it is important to remember that you have responsibilities as an employer.

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Topics: payroll, nanny, nanny tax, nanny tax compliance, childcare, agency, CPA, taxes

Which Type of Specialty Nanny is Right For Your Family?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 11/11/21 2:00 PM

Hiring a nanny is a very personal decision that requires research. Investing time in interviews to get to know potential nannies and their experience is key to finding the right match. Fortunately, there are a few different types of specialty nannies out there that have specific areas of expertise.

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Topics: nanny agency, nanny, nanny payroll tax, nanny tax, live-in nanny, live-in caregiver, temporary nanny, newborn care specialist, Special Needs

Using Your Tax Credit to Pay Your Nanny

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 6/29/21 10:00 AM

Starting July 15 and continuing through the end of 2021, many parents will be receiving a child tax credit as part of the American Rescue Plan. The tax credit is $3,600 for children younger than age six and $3,000 for those between six and seventeen. The payments are an ‘advance’ on 2021 taxes and will arrive in monthly installments on the 15th of every month. The total credit is available for married couples with children earning a combined $150,000 or less that file jointly or $75,000 for individuals. For people making more, the money will be reduced accordingly. Most people will get the funds through direct deposit into their bank account or how you filed your 2020 taxes.

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Topics: household employee, nanny employment practices, nanny payroll tax, nannies, nanny tax, nanny interview, nanny job search, CPA, IRS, kids

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

Planning Tips  for Summer Childcare Help

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 5/18/21 3:56 PM

Before you know it, school will be out, and schedules will change. Some parents may need to continue working – either from home or at the office – and will need an extra hand with the kids. A summer or long-term temporary nanny may be the perfect solution. Thankfully, there are various highly experienced nannies looking for work this summer. Many can help with planning outdoor outings, park play dates, or continued learning during the summer. Now is the time to find a nanny to work in your home

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Topics: nanny summer schedule, summer nanny, nanny payroll tax, nanny tax, childcare

Did Your Clients Hire a Nanny This Year?

Posted by Jay Schulze on 11/24/20 8:00 AM

Did your clients hire a nanny, private tutor, or senior caregiver this year? Due to work at home orders and government shutdowns of schools and childcare facilities, you should be expecting more “Nanny Tax” issues than ever before. Here’s why you should act now: 

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Topics: hiring a nanny, nanny tax, CPA

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