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Paying Estimated taxes if your employer does not withhold income taxes

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 1/17/23 12:54 PM

If you are working as a household employee, it is important to understand what taxes you will need to pay. It is easy to feel confused about what you need to pay and when. This is especially true if your employer does not withhold income taxes from your paychecks.*  Here are some important tips.

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Topics: senior care, nanny, agency, senior, CPA

2023 Household Employment Coming Changes

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 12/28/22 9:29 AM

Updated 27 December 2022

Every year HomeWork Solutions prepares a summary of new or updated household employment tax laws and benefit information.

HOUSEHOLD EMPLOYEE 2023 WAGE BASE:

The IRS annually reviews, and adjusts as necessary, the wage payment threshold that obligates a family to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes.  These tax withholdings are reported annually on a W-2.  This threshold will increase to $2,600 for 2023.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA

Why Paying Your Household Employee Under the Table is a Bad Idea

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 12/6/22 11:00 AM

Hiring a household employee to work in your home is a big decision. It requires carefully selecting someone not only that you trust, but that fits your family’s needs. Once you’ve found the right person, it’s common to have questions about your responsibilities as a household employer.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA

What You Need To Know About Year-End Bonuses

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 11/22/22 11:24 AM

The end of 2022 is right around the corner. This is a popular time for household employers to recognize their employees with a holiday bonus. A bonus is a great way to show your appreciation for a job well done and shows your employees that you are grateful for their dedication.

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Topics: senior care, nanny, agency, senior, CPA

Paying Your Nanny $800 Take Home Weekly: A Case Study

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 11/15/22 11:00 AM

Kelley R. is a licensed social worker and a new mom. She and her husband hired a nanny so she could go back to work. After reviewing their budget, Kelley and her husband found a great nanny through a friend’s recommendation. Kelley saw no problem with agreeing to her request for a weekly wage of $800 take home after taxes, about $41,600 per year. Kelley found that getting all the reporting and tax calculations right – particularly when working from a net take home pay – proved to be a headache.

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Topics: senior care, nanny, nanny hourly wage, nanny wage, agency, senior, CPA

Paystubs for Your Caregiver or Nanny

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 11/8/22 11:00 AM

When you hire someone to work in your home, it is important to make sure you classify their employment correctly, and pay them legally. Most household workers are classified as employees, and with that employment relationship comes payroll and tax reporting requirements. Providing a paystub is one of these requirement in most states. The only states without paystub laws are Alabama, Florida, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Ohio, South Dakota, and Tennessee.

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Topics: worker misclassification, payroll, senior care, nanny, wage theft prevention, agency, senior, CPA

Your Parents Need Help, but Aren’t Ready to Move to an Assisted Living Facility

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 10/11/22 11:11 AM
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Topics: senior, CPA

Background Checks and Reference Checking

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 8/9/22 10:45 AM

When hiring an employee to work in your home, conducting background checks and calling references are key parts of the hiring process. Understanding the information that you will get from each can be the difference between a good hire and a bad one.

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Topics: household employee background check, senior care, nanny, nanny tax, caregiver background screening, nanny background screening, senior

Raise And Review Time Is A Good Time To Get On The Books

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 8/2/22 10:45 AM
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Topics: senior care, nanny, nanny tax, agency, senior, CPA

Parental Leave for Household Employees

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 7/19/22 11:00 AM

When you find an amazing nanny, who is not only reliable, but aces the job every day, it is easy to lose sight of their life outside of work. Through casual conversation, your nanny may, or may not, have indicated their plans to grow their own family one day.  When that day comes, and your ace lets you know they want to take parental leave, you need to understand parental leave laws, so you can be a great employer to your amazing nanny.

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Topics: nanny savings, nanny tax, agency, senior, CPA

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