Top 10 Most Popular Household Employment Blog Posts of 2020

Dec 23, 2020 | COVID-19, Household Employee Management, Household Payroll & Taxes

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From deciding on a nanny or daycare as the best choice for childcare to managing your employee during the pandemic, families needed to make many critical decisions to keep their loved ones safe this year.

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted nearly every aspect of our lives for just about all of 2020. So it should be no surprise that many of our most-read blog posts of the year dealt with the issues of the health crisis and household employment. From deciding on a nanny or daycare as the best choice for childcare to managing your employee during the pandemic, families needed to make many critical decisions to keep their loved ones safe this year.

GTM Payroll Services was there every step of the way providing guidance so household employers could make smart, informed choices.

10. Nanny v. Daycare in a COVID-19 World

As parents return to work in their offices, they have decisions to make on childcare. Should they bring their children to daycare or look for other options like a nanny for private, in-home care? Read Nanny v. Daycare in a COVID-19 World.

9. The Complete Guide to Hiring a Live-in Nanny

If you’re seeking in-home child care, a live-in nanny may be a good option. Here’s what to consider when hiring and employing a live-in nanny. Read The Complete Guide to Hiring a Live-in Nanny.

8. Expanded Unemployment Benefits Available to Nannies and Other Household Employees

The CARES Act expanded unemployment insurance coverage to eligible individuals for a number of reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Legally paid nannies and other household employees could apply for extended benefits if they qualify. Read Expanded Unemployment Benefits Available to Nannies and Other Household Employees. (Note: The CARES Act expires on December 31, 2020. Proposed federal legislation may extend additional unemployment benefits into 2021.)

7. What Can Happen if You Don’t Pay Nanny Taxes

Who will find out if you don’t pay nanny taxes? There a number of ways to easily get caught. And, in the end, you’ll wind up paying more in fines and penalties than in the actual tax responsibility you chose to ignore. Read What Can Happen if You Don’t Pay Nanny Taxes.

6. Paying Your Nanny During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, household employers may be wondering if should they should continue paying their nanny. Here are some different scenarios you may be experiencing as well as some government programs that may be available for your nanny. Read Paying Your Nanny During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

5. How to Take Advantage of FFCRA Tax Credits

To help cover costs of paid sick and family leave requirements due to the coronavirus pandemic, household employers can take advantage of tax credits offered through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Here’s how. Read How to Take Advantage of FFCRA Tax Credits. (Note: FFCRA expires on December 31, 2020. Proposed federal legislation may extend employer tax credits into 2021.)

4. What Household Employers and Nannies Need to Know About the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) has implications for families and the employees who work in their homes. Here’s what household employers and their workers need to know. Read What Household Employers and Nannies Need to Know About the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. (Note: FFCRA expires on December 31, 2020. Proposed federal legislation may extend employer tax credits and introduce voluntary sick leave in 2021.)

3. A Complete Guide to Unemployment Benefits under the CARES Act

The CARES Act provides federal funding to expand unemployment insurance benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s everything that household employers and their workers need to know including who qualifies, how long benefits will last, and how to get the extra $600/week in benefits. Read A Complete Guide to Unemployment Benefits under the CARES Act. (Note: The CARES Act expires on December 31, 2020. Proposed federal legislation may extend additional unemployment benefits into 2021.)

2. Should Your Nanny File for Unemployment due to the COVID-19 Pandemic?

If your nanny is working for you during the COVID-19 and is not sick, should you terminate them and have them collect unemployment? Here’s everything you need to consider. Read Should Your Nanny File for Unemployment due to the COVID-19 Pandemic?.

1. 7 Steps to Take with Your Nanny During the Coronavirus Outbreak

If you employ a nanny, you may be wondering what to do if a family member or caregiver develops coronavirus symptoms. Here are some steps, precautions, and actions to take to help protect you, your children, and your nanny. Read 7 Steps to Take with Your Nanny During the Coronavirus Outbreak.

Start 2021 off right

Make the new year even better by letting GTM Payroll Services manage your household payroll and tax responsibilities. It’ll be one less thing on your mind as we continue to navigate life during the pandemic. To learn more, call (800) 929-9213 and receive a complimentary, no-obligation consultation with a household employment expert. Or schedule time with us at your convenience. We’ll be happy to answer all your questions about hiring and employing someone to work in your home as well as your tax and payroll obligations.

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