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Total Compensation

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

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, nanny, caregiver, Senior Caregiver Payroll, agency, senior, CPA

The Importance of Background Screening

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 9/30/21 5:47 PM

One of the most important aspects of hiring a household employee is determining if they have any criminal history.  While some minor offenses might not be a deal breaker, it’s important to have a full picture of who your candidates are so you can hire the right person for your family. Armed with a complete background check and employment verification, you can get your questions answered and make your hiring decision.

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Topics: maid, nanny retention, nanny, caregiver, Senior Caregiver Payroll, senior

Recognizing and Rewarding Your Employees

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 9/21/21 12:45 PM

Establishing a regular recognition and reward system for your household employee(s) ensures that they feel valued and appreciated for their efforts. Paying a fair wage and benefits is the best way to show you respect and value your employee’s work, but when they go above and beyond, acknowledging them in a greater way is important. Here are some ways to recognize and reward your employee for a job well done.

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

How to Talk to Your Aging Parents about Hiring a Caregiver

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 6/22/21 10:00 AM

Talking to your aging parents, a caregiver, can be a difficult and sometimes awkward conversation. Many elderly adults feel they are losing their independence or sense of freedom when told they need help, which sometimes causes them to be defensive or stubborn in refusing aid. Talking to your loved one about hiring a caregiver may be difficult at first, but it is often received better if coming from a place of love and empathy.

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Topics: eldercare, independent elder care hire, live-in caregiver, caregiver, Senior Caregiver Payroll, senior home care, senior home caregiver

Reasons to Hire a Qualified In-Home Senior Caregiver

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 6/8/21 10:27 AM

Assisted living centers and nursing homes are not the desirable choices for every senior. Many want to age in place in the comfort of the home they know. As your loved one ages, it can get complicated for them to do what they were once used to doing on their own. Some activities like cooking, dressing, and cleaning become unmanageable. Hiring in-home assistance for your loved one is an excellent option. However, it’s a decision that requires consideration. Here are some reasons to hire a qualified in-home senior caregiver. 

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Topics: senior caregivers, aging in place, eldercare, Senior Health guide, live-in caregiver, Senior Caregiver Payroll, senior home care

6 Reasons to Choose HomeWork Solutions for Your Nanny Payroll

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 3/6/18 3:56 PM
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Topics: filing taxes, nanny, nanny tax, Senior Caregiver Payroll, agency, senior, CPA

When it is time to look for a caregiver to be with Mom at home?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 10/24/17 3:49 PM

In-home senior care is a great service that can allow elderly loved ones to live on their own and to have the care and attention they need as they age. Aging in place is very important to some seniors, but as their bodies age, they may need help for daily tasks or medical help. How do you know when it’s time to hire an in-home caregiver to come help? Here are some signs that your loved one might show which indicate it may be time to look for additional assistance inside the home.

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Topics: Senior Caregiver Payroll, senior

How To Solve The Biggest Problems With Senior Caregiver Payroll

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 10/4/16 12:37 PM

If you’ve recently hired a senior caregiver, it is extremely important that you understand how to properly manage payroll, as there is a lot of misinformation out there that can be confusing. If you can understand what the biggest problems with senior caregiver payroll are, then you will be able to get started on the right foot at the very beginning of the employment relationship.

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Topics: Senior Caregiver Payroll

We Paid Mom's Senior Caregiver Off the Books - a Case Study

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 9/3/15 4:03 PM

Mike and Joyce R. hired a caregiver to help Mike’s mom at home when she came to live with them after her husband passed away. They agreed with the caregiver at the time that they were going to pay her $500 a week off the books. She worked out wonderfully and she stayed with Mike’s mom for almost three years, and was let go with a generous severance when Mike’s mom had to enter a nursing home.

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Topics: independent elder care hire, Senior Caregiver Payroll, nanny tax case study

Nanny Payroll Service Reflects on April 15th

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 2/19/15 1:30 PM

Every American dreads this date.  APRIL 15th!  We see images of adding machine tape, lines at the post office, and piles of tax receipts. January is the month household employers deliver W-2 forms to their nanny, housekeeper and other household employees. After a month of frantic phone calls from employers and caregivers alike pleading for tax help, I can offer the following reflections:

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Topics: nanny taxes, 1099 v w-2, nanny tax compliance, Senior Caregiver Payroll

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