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What Is A “No-Match” Letter?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Aug 29, 2019 10:00:00 AM

In the spring of 2019 the Social Security Administration (SSA) started sending out “no-match” letters. These letters are to inform employers that the W-2 given to an employee(s) has information that doesn’t match the agency’s files. Specifically, the information in question is the employee’s name and Social Security Number (SSN).

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Topics: nanny, agency, CPA

Important topics to cover in the nanny job interview

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Aug 27, 2019 12:31:00 PM

If you are looking for a nanny to work with your family, you know that it takes a lot of time to review resumes and sit down with top candidates for interviews. Doing your research ahead of time and not rushing the process means that you will be able to find the person that fits best with your family. The interview process itself is very important, too, and there are some key topics that should be covered during that time.

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Topics: nanny, agency

Can I Pay My Nanny in Bitcoin?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Aug 22, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Virtual currency has had a rapid rise in popularity and thus regulators are still trying to really figure out how to manage (tax) this new form of commerce. Some employers see this as an opportunity to capitalize on the gray area and potentially avoid some tax costs.

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Topics: nanny, agency, CPA

4 Common Mistakes When Outsourcing Payroll/HR

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Aug 15, 2019 10:00:00 AM

For household employers all the way up to midsize businesses, regulatory changes and administrative tasks can be an uphill battle. If you don’t have the staff to devote to these matters then it makes sense to outsource. The trick then is to do it right. This article touches on a few things to watch out for in the process of selecting a vendor/partner.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA

NEW! Income Tax Estimator Tool from the IRS

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Aug 13, 2019 4:00:00 PM

The changes to US Federal tax laws in 2018 created a lot of confusion, and many taxpayers did not realize that they were withholding too much tax or not enough tax until they prepared their 2018 tax returns this spring. Figuring out how much to have deducted from your paycheck has gotten more and more complicated over the years - in fact the Form W-4 will be modified in 2020 and it asks more questions than ever.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA

Case Study: I paid my nanny half on and half off the books and now...

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Aug 6, 2019 4:08:00 PM

Our client, Michelle W. called us when she learned there was a problem caused by only reporting part of her nanny's payroll to New York for tax purposes.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA

What Goes into a Proper Nanny Pay Stub?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jul 30, 2019 3:55:00 PM

You’ve found a nanny, negotiated wages, and she has started work in your home. Now comes the tricky part of figuring out her payroll tax deductions and issuing the pay stub. If you have never done this before, it can be challenging. Here are some of the main details that need to be remembered when it comes time to pay your nanny.  

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA

National Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights: What does it mean?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jul 24, 2019 11:20:56 AM

The U.S. Congress has once again brought up the idea of a national domestic workers’ bill of rights. The concept was briefly discussed in the fall of 2018 but has been renewed with additional enthusiasm. Basically, a national domestic workers’ bill of rights would lay out federal law concerning the treatment and rights of domestic workers (nannies, caregivers, housekeepers, etc.). A similar idea to the Fair Labor Standards Act, this law would focus specifically on domestic workers.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA

What is the Difference Between a CPA and a Household Payroll Specialist?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jul 23, 2019 3:56:00 PM

Sometimes managing money and paying taxes can get confusing. That’s why bringing in a professional to help answer questions and take care of the details is important. We recently had a nanny call and ask us what the difference was between a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and a Household Payroll Specialist.  Here, we will go over some of the primary differences.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior

Letting Your Caregiver Go

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jul 16, 2019 3:49:00 PM

Hiring the right caregiver for your loved one is a personal, delicate process and even when you think you’ve found the right person, there are a lot of different reasons why it might not work out in the long run. Whether it’s simply not the right match, rules have been violated, or schedules are not aligning properly to make the job work, making the decision to take action and fire a caregiver usually isn’t an easy one. Here are some tips on letting your caregiver go.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA

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