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Nanny Employers

  • How often do I need to pay or remit the “nanny taxes”?

    Many wonder how to pay nanny taxes and how often to file. Understand that the federal and state filing schedules are NOT synchronized. Additionally, not all states have the same reporting schedule. Federal Employment Taxes: Employers of domestic workers must, at a minimum, make annual payments for Social Security, Medicare and Withheld Income Tax (if… Read more »

  • Nanny Reference Checking: How and Why

    The nanny candidate has just left your home. The meeting went very well. You felt a connection, an instant bonding. You think, “Hurrah! I found the perfect nanny for my family!” You are ready to make an offer — or are you? Whoa! Stop right here! Never make an offer to any candidate without checking… Read more »

  • Nanny Share: Managing Childcare Costs in a Troubled Economy

      Child care is very expensive – ask any working parent. Childcare cost management is often the second largest monthly expense, after mortgage/rent payments, which a family with young children deals with. According to the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA), full time infant care in a child care center in… Read more »

  • What is New Hire Reporting? I just hired a nanny.

    What is new hire reporting exactly? The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996 requires that all employers file a new hire report on all newly hired workers and re-hired workers within a specified period, generally 2 weeks, or incur a financial penalty. Each state has designated an agency responsible for the collection of… Read more »

  • About Household Employee Workers Compensation Insurance

    Nanny workers compensation insurance protects the caregiver and the employer from the expenses and liabilities associated with a work-related accident.  A single accident can leave the household employer liable for thousands of dollars in medical bills.  Don’t assume that this liability is covered under your Homeowner’s Insurance Policy! Most states require household employers to carry Workers’ Compensation… Read more »

  • Caregiver or Nanny Pay Stubs: Are they required?

    Did you know that 39 states have now passed laws requiring employers to provide itemized pay stubs to their employees? Why all the attention to nanny pay stubs? There has been a slew of legislation at the state level in the last decade focused on “Wage Theft Prevention” – essentially employers either not paying for all hours... Read more »
  • Is health (medical) insurance for my nanny or senior caregiver taxable?

    Many employers understand that key benefits such as employer paid health insurance is an important employee recruitment and retention tool. Is health insurance taxable? Effective January 1, 2017, household employers with fewer than 50 household employees may reimburse health insurance premiums obtained in the individual marketplace on a tax free basis utilizing a QUALIFIED SMALL EMPLOYER... Read more »
  • Outsourcing Schedule H to a Household Payroll Specialist

    Busy tax preparation firms always encounter a few clients who come to them during busy season with household payroll that has not been attended to throughout the prior year. The client is most interested in fast turnaround of a W-2 form for their nanny or housekeeper, under pressure from their employee to get things together and… Read more »

  • Why is my nanny an hourly employee? I want to pay her a salary and not worry about tracking hours each week.

    Nannies and other ‘domestic service employees’ are classified under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as non-exempt workers. The term non-exempt employee refers to a worker who IS subject to the terms of the FLSA regarding such issues as overtime compensation and minimum wage coverage, contemporaneous time tracking record keeping, as well as nanny pay… Read more »

  • Do I need to pay my housekeeper or nanny overtime? What about nanny minimum wage?

    The simple answer is yes. Domestic employees, including nannies, housekeepers and senior caregivers, have been covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) since 1974. The FLSA establishes: The rules for workers who may be salaried (exempt) and who must be paid overtime (non-exempt). The rules for workers who must be paid no less than… Read more »

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