GTM’s Household Employment Blog
If your employee lives and works in different states, they may not be required to file taxes in both. Certain state have what is called a reciprocal agreement.
It goes without saying that you should hire a household employee who is authorized to work in the U.S. It’s safer for your family and you avoid the costly fines and penalties – and possible criminal charges – when hiring legally. However, you can legally hire a non-citizen household employee.
If you employ a pregnant nanny, you may be required to provide reasonable accommodations so she can continue working. These accommodations may also apply to childbirth recovery and any conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth.
Here are 13 ideas for your nanny’s first days to help this transition period go smoothly, make your nanny feel at ease in your home, and lay the groundwork for a healthy work environment.
Using the IRS withholding calculator can help your employee perform a quick “paycheck checkup” to help protect against having too little or too much federal income tax withheld.
If you withhold income taxes from your domestic employee’s pay, encourage them to use the IRS’ withholding calculator and updated W-4 form to make sure they have the right amount of tax taken out of their paychecks.
When you hire private, in-home senior care, you may become a household employer. While this will give you more control over the employment situation, a number of tax, wage, and legal nuances come along with being an employer.
The domestic employee work agreement may be the single most important document between your family and worker. It outlines the employment engagement with specific details about compensation, benefits, terms, and more.