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  • Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Your Annual Payroll Tax Filings

    HomeWork Solutions, Inc., December 2016 PLEASE NOTE: All Form 1040 and Schedule H line numbers refer to the forms for the tax year 2016 in this annual payroll tax filings FAQ. How do I distribute the many copies of Form W-2?Complete and Essential Payroll Clients: Your Employee W-2 forms are available for distribution in your... Read more »
  • Household Employment Rules by State

    Nanny tax household employment law, wage and hour law, and payroll tax requirements are governed by a complex assortment of Federal and state rules and legislation. HomeWork Solutions has assembled easy to understand, state specific tip sheets to save you hours of online research! Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida… Read more »

  • Household Employment: Schedule H vs. 941

    Household employers file and pay the exact same employment taxes as commercial employers do. The IRS established the Form 1040 Schedule H in 1995 to simplify and streamline the household payroll tax reporting. Often times, however, the household employer or their CPA are confused about the proper reporting and begin filing quarterly Forms 941 for… Read more »

  • How Does the IRS Calculate Penalties and Interest?

    Late payment of employment taxes will trigger penalties and interest charges to the taxpayer. These notices, particularly from the IRS, are next to impossible to decipher. Here is a quick primer on how the IRS calculates penalties and interest. Statute of Limitations There is NO statute of limitations on the failure to file and report… Read more »

  • Is the Basic nanny background screening enough to thoroughly check a nanny?

    The basic single county criminal check is a good starting point to screen a nanny. Included in the basic check is a Social Security Number (SSN) trace, which will reveal all names and addresses known to credit bureaus associated with the applicant’s SSN. Most families find, however, that the history of the individual nanny applicant… Read more »

  • Nanny Mileage Reimbursement Rates & Fringe Benefits

    Nanny Mileage Reimbursement Rate Most families refer to the IRS guidelines to calculate the nanny mileage reimbursement rate for the business use of her personal vehicle. This will include such things as transporting your child(ren) to/from school or activities, errands, shopping, etc. It does not include the nanny’s commuting mileage to/from her home to her place… Read more »

  • Understanding Senior Heath: When is Help Needed?

    Senior health  challenges afflict not only the aging, but an increasing number of adult children now caring for their parents. When is outside help needed to help your aging parent age in place? Monitoring an aging parent’s health Each year, projections for the average life expectancy of Americans trend up. There are differences by gender,… Read more »

  • Are you a household employer?

    What Your Family Needs to Know... At HWS, we are experts on the tax and labor laws surrounding household employment so you don't have to be. Let's first determine whether YOU are a household employer. Our knowledge center goes into much more depth on the details, here it is short and simple. Our lives are busy, and we... Read more »
  • What is included in the NannyVerify BASIC Background Check?

    The basic background check package from NannyVerify.com has two components: SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER TRACE: Verify SSN and current address. This is also used to determine a candidate’s previous residence(s), and any other names or aliases associated with that SSN for the past 7 years. Vital to determine if additional names or jurisdictions need to be… Read more »

  • About the Social Security Number Trace

    Hiring families may have questions about the Social Security Number trace they receive as a result of the pre-employment background check order they run on their nanny, housekeeper or care giver candidate. The following FAQ will assist in interpreting the report. What is a social security trace?A social security trace is a report that will... Read more »
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