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How to Choose a Reputable Nanny Agency

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Apr 30, 2019 3:53:00 PM

Whether you are a new parent heading back to work and are searching for a new nanny, or you’re already an experienced employer looking to hire a nanny to replace one that has left, working with a qualified nanny agency can save you a lot of time and hassle. Finding the right nanny can be like finding a needle in a haystack, but with the right agency, you can find someone that fits all your family’s specific needs. Here are some helpful tips on how to choose a reputable nanny agency.

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Topics: nanny, agency

Helping Children Cope with a Disaster

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Apr 23, 2019 4:19:00 PM

Navigating the world as a child can be exciting, confusing, and overwhelming. Growing up is full of all sorts of ups and downs, but when disaster strikes, it can be something that could be life changing for a child. If you are involved in the life of a child that has experienced something disastrous, there are some specific things you can do to help them get through the situation and help them process their emotions in healthy ways. Here are some tips on helping children cope with a disaster.

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Topics: nanny, agency

Questions Now that Your Tax Return is Done

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Apr 18, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Now that your filing is done you may have some questions. Here are some common ones and their answers.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA

The W-4 Form and Why It’s Important

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Apr 16, 2019 4:01:00 PM

If you’ve just completed your tax return and you have realized that you have claimed too much or too little, it may be time to reevaluate your W-4 form. Here is why the W-4 form is so important: the W-4 is completed by you as the employee and tells your employer how much of your gross earnings need to be deducted from your paycheck for taxes.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA

Common household employer mistakes that can have big consequences

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Apr 9, 2019 4:04:00 PM

If you have a nanny or senior caretaker working in your home, you are officially an employer and should be adhering to rules that apply to household employers. However, there are many mistakes that can be made, either intentionally or not, that could have big consequences. Here are some common mistakes household employers make that can have big consequences and how you can avoid them.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA

The Importance of Having an Updated Employee Handbook

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Apr 4, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Most employers have some sort of employee handbook or at least a clear cut work agreement. It goes without saying that it is extremely important to have and keep updating your employee handbook.  If you don’t, or yours is out-of-date, then you may want to change that.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA

Employee files for unemployment – what does this mean?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Apr 2, 2019 3:44:00 PM

If one of your household employees has recently filed for unemployment benefits, you may have received notice from your state and be unsure of what to do. This brings up the question: what does it mean when an employee files an unemployment claim? Here we will break down some of the basics about unemployment claims and explain what’s required of you as the employer.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA

I hired an employee – what forms need to be completed?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Mar 26, 2019 3:38:00 PM

You have searched to find the right nanny or senior caregiver for your family and have found the person you want to work with. Congratulations, you have become an employer! Hopefully you have completed thorough background screening and reference checking, and you and your new employee have a written work agreement in place. Now you and your employee must complete the proper government paperwork. What forms need to be completed? The following forms below are required at the time of hire.

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Topics: nanny, senior, CPA

Top Notch Nannies Know Polish Pays

Posted by Cate Matijevich on Mar 22, 2019 9:00:00 AM

The following is a guest post from professional Nanny, Cate Matijevich. The views in this article are her's alone. 

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Topics: nanny, agency

Understanding your 1040 Schedule H

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Mar 19, 2019 3:56:00 PM

If you are a household employer and have an employee working in your home, you have a responsibility to pay and report payroll taxes, which includes filing a Schedule H form with your personal federal tax return. If you paid your employee at least $2,100 in the year, if you withheld Federal Income Taxes, or if you are liable for unemployment taxes you must file this form.

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Topics: nanny, senior, CPA

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