Obtaining worker’s compensation insurance may not be as obvious a “to do” for a family hiring a nanny or other household employee. But a lack of coverage is a critical and costly mistake. Here’s why having a workers’ compensation policy is important for household employers.
As a family that has hired someone to work in their home – like a nanny, senior caregiver, or housekeeper – you are now considered a household employer and should understand and follow applicable labor laws just like any other business. Here are seven steps to take to help ensure you are protecting yourself from allegations of wrongful employment practices.
When you hire someone to work in your home, you become an employer. And with that designation comes employment tax responsibilities, which are commonly called “nanny taxes.” So how do you pay nanny taxes and make sure everything is correct? There are a few ways to tackle this including doing it yourself. If you’re ready to take this on, here are 7 steps to paying nanny taxes yourself.
What can you expect to pay in taxes when you hire a nanny? While all household employers pay taxes to the IRS, your total nanny tax obligation will depend on your state. We break it all down so you can understand how much you may pay in nanny taxes.
Paying a nanny “on the books,” as opposed to “under the table” simply means you are doing things the right way and treating your nanny as a professional caregiver. You are paying them according to applicable tax, wage, and labor laws and withholding and remitting taxes appropriately. Here’s how.