How HomePay Works for Household Employees


When you're hired to work in a family's home as a nanny, senior caregiver, housekeeper or other household employee, it's important for you to understand how your payroll and taxes work, as well as the benefits of being paid legally.

At HomePay, we understand not every caregiver is an expert on household employment payroll and taxes. We'd like to help, so please visit the topics below to learn more about why you should be paid on the books and how tax withholding works.

The Benefits of Being Paid Legally
Understanding Your Gross vs. Net Wages

Additionally, we know many caregivers have questions about working for a family short-term, worker classification and why they should receive a W-2 instead of a 1099 from a family.

What Makes You a Household Employee vs an Independent Contractor
Working a Temporary Job

Finally, taxes are a big part of the setup process once you get hired and something you must take care of at the beginning of each year. We have you covered in these two areas as well.

How to Fill Out a W-4
Your Year-End Tax Responsibilities

Still have questions? Please give us a call, or have your employer give HomePay a call at (888) 273-3356. It's important to us that your payroll and taxes are done properly and are happy to help if you get stuck.