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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

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

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

Minimum Wage Increases Coming in July 2022

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 6/21/22 11:00 AM

Governments are recognizing the need to ensure household employees are paid a living wage and slowly phasing in wage increases over a series of years.  Effective July 1, 2022, minimum wage will be increasing in many states and cities across the country.  As longtime advocates for fair and legal pay, we believe this is long overdue!

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

IRS Increases Mileage Reimbursement Rate for 2022

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 6/10/22 4:41 PM

On June 9th, 2022, the IRS announced that the tax-free mileage reimbursement limit will be increased to 62.5 cents ($0.625) per mile, effective July 1 through December 31, 2022.  This increase of $.04 per mile is in recognition of recent increases in gasoline prices nationwide.

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Topics: senior care, nanny, nanny tax, nanny benefits, CPA

Minimum Wage Increases Coming in January 2022

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 12/30/21 9:29 AM

Governments are recognizing the need to ensure household employees are paid a living wage and slowly phasing in wage increases over a series of years.  Effective January 1, 2022, minimum wage will be increasing in many states and cities across the country.  As longtime advocates for fair and legal pay, we believe this is long overdue!

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

Total Compensation (Updated for 2024)

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 10/5/21 11:00 AM

As families plan childcare arrangements for summer break, we want to revisit one of our most popular blog posts.  When budgeting and crafting a compensation plan to offer your employee, be sure to consider the items below so you don't miss out on tax breaks!

 

Let’s face it- no one enjoys paying taxes. As a household employer, you set a budget for employment costs and seek out the most highly qualified employee within that budget. Don’t be surprised by employment taxes, and don’t neglect an opportunity to minimize them by including forms of non-taxable compensation and benefits in an employment offer. By thinking beyond gross pay to total compensation, you can increase employee take-home pay and make a more attractive offer to your ideal candidate.

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Topics: maid, nanny retention, geriatric care manager, senior care, nanny, caregiver, Senior Caregiver Payroll, agency, senior, CPA

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