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Our Nanny is Leaving, What Now?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 4/23/24 3:41 PM

When your nanny decides to leave, whether the parting is mutual or unexpected, it can be an emotional and complicated time for everyone involved. Here are some important steps to consider to ensure a smooth transition and to maintain a positive relationship through the change:

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Topics: caregiver payroll, household employee, household employer, hiring a nanny, nanny employment practices, nanny taxes, nanny employee, nanny return of family property, household payroll, nanny employment termination, nanny separation, caregiver, domestic worker, childcare, child care

Moving? Don’t Forget That Nanny Taxes Need to Move with You!

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 8/29/23 11:14 AM

Relocating your family can be an exhilarating, yet overwhelming experience. From finding a new home to selling the old one, changing jobs or transferring within a company, packing, unpacking, and managing various other tasks, the to-do list can seem never-ending. Amidst all the chaos, it's important not to overlook your nanny taxes. Dealing with payroll tax matters can be more complex than you might expect, but HomeWork Solutions is here to assist you!

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Topics: nanny payroll tax, nanny taxes, senior caregiver employment practices

No Time for Nanny Taxes? No Problem.

Posted by Jay Schulze on 11/3/20 10:16 AM

Do you know which of your clients have hired a nanny, private tutor, or senior caregiver this year? In response to school, daycare, and nursing home closures across the country, household employment is at an all time high. Don’t be left scrambling to complete W2s and unemployment tax filings in January. Now is the time to contact clients about their “nanny tax” obligations!

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Topics: household employee, nanny tax, nanny taxes, nanny tax compliance, CPA, 2020 taxes

How to Respond When Your Nanny Goes Above and Beyond

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 9/22/20 7:00 AM

Your nanny is an important part of your family. She takes care of your kids when you are away, and she gives them the love and attention that they need. Paying your nanny a fair wage is one way to show your appreciation for her attentive work with your kids, but when she goes above and beyond, you can choose to acknowledge her in an even greater way. Here are some ideas on how to do that.

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Topics: household employee, nanny agency, nannies, nanny taxes, nanny bonus, agency

I never got around to paying my 2016 Nanny taxes – is it too late?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 3/7/17 5:12 PM

Employers are faced with a variety of tasks and deadlines and sometimes staying on top of activities and dates can be difficult. Did you neglect to report and pay your nanny taxes in 2016? There’s good news: it’s not too late. Here are some important must-knows.

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Topics: nanny taxes, outsource nanny tax

Trump Nominees Tripped Up by the Nanny Tax — Don’t Make the Same Mistake

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 1/26/17 12:35 PM

We’ve seen it shatter the dreams of potential officeholders, time and time again — no, it’s not adultery, bribery, or breaking into the Democratic National Headquarters — we’re talking about the nanny tax.

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Topics: nanny tax, nanny taxes

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly: Reporting Nanny Taxes

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 11/22/16 7:54 AM

When you think about taxes, how do you feel? Do you feel a surge of dread or an overwhelming sense of confusion? It’s normal to feel this way because let’s face it, reporting nanny taxes can get complicated.

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Topics: nanny taxes

Nanny Taxes Trip Up Many Washington Newcomers

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 11/16/16 7:30 AM


The historic 2016 US Presidential Election will bring sweeping change to Washington DC, and an expected 4,500 jobs will be staffed by the incoming president in the next two months as he establishes his team. The Presidential Transition Team is already vetting nominees for Cabinet positions and political appointees in various senior-level agency and ambassadorial posts.

If you are being considered for any of these positions, you’ll be required to answer questionnaires as part of the vetting process that includes references to household employment and the “nanny tax”. Questions might be something like:

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Topics: nanny tax audit, nanny taxes

3 Little Known Reasons Why Paying Nanny Taxes Pays Off In the Long Run

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

Despite the best efforts of Congress, the number of families that that fail to pay their nanny taxes each year is estimated to be 1.8 million. Aside from the fact that these families technically commit perjury on their family tax returns every year, they also deny their household employee (nanny, housekeeper, senior care nurse, etc.) of retirement and unemployment benefits. As if these weren’t reason enough, here is a list of five more important reasons why you should pay your nanny taxes (and some of them might surprise you!).

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Topics: nanny taxes, household payroll tax

A Summer Nanny and the Nanny Taxes

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 5/31/16 7:00 AM

What is a summer nanny? Are you responsible for the nanny taxes with a summer-only nanny?

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Topics: summer nanny, nanny tax, nanny taxes

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