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Tax Tidbit: Filing the Correct Tax Forms for a Household Employee

Posted by Kathleen Webb on 3/18/14 7:00 AM

Regardless of whether your household employee is full time or part time, employers are required to pay employment taxes if the employee is paid $1900 or more per year (in 2014).

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Topics: household employee, household employer, nanny taxes, 1099 v w-2, household payroll tax, household payroll

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

Tax Tidbit: Get the Most Out Of Your Tax Return

Posted by Kathleen Webb on 3/15/14 7:00 AM

The early bird really does get the worm, according to a recent article featured on The Motley Fool, a multimedia financial-services company that reaches millions of people each month through its website, books, newspaper column, television appearances, and subscription newsletter services. Author Jim Staats of Manilla.com reports that it’s never too early to prepare the necessary paperwork before the April 15th deadline; in fact, there are several ways that he suggests you can try to lower your tax bill each year:

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Topics: filing taxes, tax return, 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

Alleged G-5 Visa Fraud Results in Diplomat's Arrest

Posted by Kathleen Webb on 12/18/13 5:04 PM

This past year, shocking headlines of arrest, strip-search of Indian diplomat overshadow alleged mistreatment of her nanny.

Foreign diplomats and foreign staff members of the United Nations and other "Non-Governmental Organizations" associated with the UN are permitted under US law, as a courtesy, to bring their foreign domestic service workers to work in the United States. These foreign domestic service workers are employed as nannies, maids, housekeepers and senior caregivers. The US State Department imposes strict rules that the foreign diplomat must agree to, contractually, with the domestic worker that governs their employment in the United States as part of the visa application and issuance.

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Topics: foreign domestic workers, G5 domestic, GV domestic, nanny taxes

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

Is a Nanny Tax Deductible?

Posted by Kathy Webb on 3/12/13 12:55 PM

There is good news for household employers who pay their nanny or senior caregiver "on the books."  These employers are often eligible for tax savings on their personal income tax returns.  And these tax savings often go a long way towards offsetting the household employer taxes they paid!

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Topics: nanny payroll tax, nanny tax, nanny taxes, nanny health insurance

IRS Audits and the Nanny Tax

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 2/27/13 5:59 PM

The IRS reports that audits of tax returns with income over $200,000 increased by 13% in 2012 over the prior year. The Wall Street Journal's Market Watch recently published advice on 5 steps to take to avoid an IRS audit on your Federal income tax return.

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Topics: babysitter nanny tax, nanny payroll tax, nanny taxes, payroll tax enforcement

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