Taxes & household employees

How much does a nanny cost?

If you’ve narrowed down your choice of child care options and decided that hiring a nanny is the right option for your family, you’re probably wondering: Can we even afford a nanny? As with any child care option a parent considers, it’s crucial to know up front what it’s going... more

What does a live-in nanny cost?

Many families think that hiring a live-in nanny is out of the question. After all, having someone live in your house is bound to be more expensive than having a nanny who reports to your home for 40 hours a week, right? Maybe not. If your family is struggling with needing... more

Here's how to hire a nanny from start to finish

Let's face it — hiring a nanny can seem stressful, especially when you don't know where to begin. But if you break the process down step-by-step, you're more likely to do a thorough job and will have a great nanny hiring experience. To help you keep track, you... more

7 tips to becoming a high-demand personal assistant

In a bustling office setting, it’s easy to overlook a manager’s personal assistant, but they’re often the glue that holds a company together. From organizing schedules and communicating with a range of people to anticipating their employer’s needs, personal assistants are responsible for some of the most crucial tasks in... more

How to reimburse a nanny for gas and mileage

When you hire a nanny, there are lots of details to work out. For example, driving expenses. Does your nanny drive your kids to school, playdates or activities? Does she run errands for you? If your nanny uses your car while she's caring for your kids, she should be... more

How much does a nanny share cost?

Considering sharing a caregiver? Be sure to do your homework: Nanny shares and shared care arrangements may be subject to various licensing requirements or prohibited in certain states and jurisdictions. Research local laws and regulations.   You may have heard that sharing a nanny is a great way to save... more

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Is there a way to claim taxes on a nanny who has quit working for you?

My nanny quit without notice after letting her know we would need to file taxes. She won't answer my calls. Is there a way to claim the care on taxes without her social?

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Time tracking on Care.com: Here’s how it works:

Paying a caregiver via Care.com is now easier than ever. Start by filling out your caregiver’s schedule and letting us know their first day of work. Next, tell us how often you’d like to pay your caregiver (weekly or bi-weekly) and how you’d like to pay them—credit, cash or... more