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10 Things a Nanny Background Check Will Not Reveal

Posted by Kathleen Webb on 3/24/14 4:35 PM

Families know that a comprehensive, legitimate pre-employment background check, thorough reference checking and organized behavioral interviewing questions are the gold standard in nanny recruiting. The careful background screening is a must, but you should not be lulled into thinking that just because a nanny that passed these 3 steps with flying colors you don't need to pay attention and observe the nanny on the job.

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Topics: nanny, nannies, nanny tax, nanny tax compliance, nanny background screening

Tax Tidbit: Tax Relief for Nanny Costs

Posted by Kathleen Webb on 3/17/14 7:00 AM

With compliance rates hovering around 10-20%, 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." While filing and paying taxes on household employees brings with it additional costs and paperwork, more families are recognizing the merits of filing as employers, and helping household workers with income tax withholding.  

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

2014 Nanny Payroll Tax Calculator Fully Updated

Posted by Mary Crowe, FPC on 2/18/14 4:12 PM

The Internal Revenue Service issued new 2014 income tax withholding schedules and they are fully integrated with our online tax calculator now. We are fielding a lot of inquiries about new paycheck amounts and will try to address the common questions here:

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

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 Misclassification and the 1099 Mistake

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 1/10/14 7:28 AM

W-2_(1)Tax season is in full swing, and Americans are preparing to file their annual income tax returns. If you are a household employer - you employ a nanny, housekeeper or senior caregiver - you will find conflicting advice on how to handle the "nanny taxes."

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Topics: household employee, worker misclassification, independent contractor, nanny tax, nanny taxes, 1099 v w-2

2014 Nanny Tax Update: Mileage Reimbursement and Transit Benefits

Posted by Kathleen Webb on 1/6/14 8:00 AM

While mileage reimbursement and commuter transit benefits are scheduled to decrease January 1, 2014, other nanny tax numbers will increase.

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Topics: nanny tax, domestic workers bill of rights, nanny mileage reimbursement

2013 Nanny Tax Roundup

Posted by Vanessa Vidal, FPC on 12/17/13 4:00 PM

Can you believe another year has flown by already?  And 2014 is right around the corner …

HomeWork Solutions wants to help you stay ahead of the game by summarizing important deadlines and considerations before you get caught up in the holiday festivities.

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Topics: nanny w-2 form, nanny tax, nanny wage

Nanny Net Wage Agreement - Be Careful!

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 11/21/13 5:08 PM

This article uses a factual scenario common to many nanny hires in order to help provide some guidance and clarification to families and nannies when negotiating nanny compensation.

After I had my first child and as my maternity leave days were coming to an end, I realized that I would need to hire a nanny to help me take care of my newborn.  I interviewed a few candidates and fell in love with Sarah; she seemed to really, genuinely care about my baby.  I felt confident with her; she was truly the best fit for my family.  Sarah was offered $500 a week.  She accepted my offer and was hired right away!

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Topics: nanny tax

Important Nanny Tax Threshold Increasing for 2014

Posted by Kathleen Webb on 11/18/13 4:06 PM

Congress tackled the "Nanny Taxes" in 1995 to streamline reporting on the family's personal income tax returns* and to establish a threshold level of wages that a family has to pay before triggering 'nanny tax' obligations.

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Topics: nanny tax, household payroll

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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