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Tom Breedlove

Waltham, MA

I am the Director of HomePay. We help families manage the payroll, tax and HR aspects of hiring a caregiver in their home

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When The ‘nanny Tax’ Applies To A Babysitter

Know when the IRS requires you to follow payroll and tax rules for your babysitter. Many families need only part-time or occasional child care assistance, instead of a full-time nanny. And while you may think that you’re not obligated to pay employment taxes just for hiring a date night babysitter... more

4 Major Changes To Household Employment In 2018

If you’ve hired a nanny or senior caregiver, these developments may change how much you’re required to pay them. If you employ a nanny, caregiver, or other household employee, you probably don’t have time to stay up on the changes we see every year to household employment, payroll, tax, labor... more

Why Form 941 Should Not Be Used For Household Employment Taxes

When it comes to taxes, the tiniest of details can be the difference between smooth sailing and a giant headache. This household employment case highlights how a family’s taxes became much more complicated after the wrong tax returns were filed for their household employee. The Situation A family hired a... more

Remember Your Schedule H When Filing Your Tax Return

We’re at the end of tax season and most Americans are busy preparing their personal income tax returns for the April 18th deadline. If you’re a household employer, you need to make sure your Form 1040 also has a Schedule H attached to it. Schedule H is a form used... more

Tax Filing Reminder: Take Advantage Of The Childcare Tax Credit

The tax filing deadline is April 18th this year, so families have about a week to get their taxes filed on time. Along with their personal 1040 and Schedule H, household employers also need to make sure they are taking advantage of the Child and Dependent Care Expenses tax credit (IRS... more

Household Employment Taxes 101

Do you need to pay taxes for your caregiver? Here's what you need to know.  It's hard to know all the ins and outs of hiring a caregiver, but families often overlook one important thing: taxes. Unless you're a tax expert, you probably have a few... more

Labor Secretary Nominee Andrew Puzder Admits To Not Following Household Employment Guidelines

Another appointee to President Trump’s Cabinet has failed to comply with federal and state household employment obligations. Andrew Puzder, the current nominee for Labor Secretary, admitted to hiring an undocumented worker to clean his house for several years. Federal law requires all employers to verify worker eligibility at the time... more

Trump Nominee Mick Mulvaney Admits To Not Paying Nanny Taxes

Yesterday, Jan. 18th, the New York Times broke a story reporting that Donald Trump’s nominee for White House budget director, Mick Mulvaney, admitted to not paying household employment taxes. From 2000-2004, Mulvaney accrued roughly $15,000 in Social Security, Medicare, federal unemployment and state unemployment taxes that were never paid... more