Nanny Tax Articles

For Families:

5 Common Tax Myths, Solved
If you hired a caregiver like a nanny, pet sitter or housekeeper, don't get tripped up by these tax errors.

5 Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Nanny Tax Accountant
Make sure the person handling your taxes knows just how complex the nanny tax filing can be.

58 Reasons to Pay the Nanny Tax
Debating whether or not to pay taxes for your caregiver? Here's why you should.

9 Tips for Hiring a Caregiver at the End of the Year
Thinking about hiring a nanny or other type of caregiver late in the year? Here's why you should and how to go about it.

9 Year-End Tasks for Families
If you hire a nanny, babysitter or other type of caregiver, learn about your end of the year responsibilities.

Can Our Family Afford Nanny Taxes?
With two child care tax breaks, it's probably not as expensive as you think.

How Do You Handle Taxes When You Pay a Nanny a Small Amount?
Learn what the IRS expects if your nanny, babysitter, or caregiver earns less than $1,900 a year.

How Much Work Are Nanny Taxes?
Learn why household employment taxes take so long -- an estimated 55 hours -- when you don't use a professional payroll service.

How to Get Started Creating a Nanny Payroll Account
8 steps to jump-start the nanny tax process.

How to Start Paying Your Caregiver Over the Table
If you've been paying your nanny or other caregiver in cash, learn why you should start paying her legally and how to do it.

Last-Minute Tax Tips for Families
Did you hire a caregiver and just realize you have to pay nanny taxes? Don't panic!

Nanny Tax 101
Tips for understanding nanny taxes, nanny salary and tax withholding.

Nanny Tax Breaks
Learn about the important tax benefits of hiring a nanny -- they can save you lots of money!

Nanny Tax Forms and Procedures: What Are They All About?
Lots of families pay under the table. But is the risk worth the savings? Here's what you need to know.

Nanny Tax Timeline: What to Do When
Surprise! January is tax deadline for nannies and families. But here is everything you need to do throughout the year.

Nanny Taxes Aren't Just for Nannies
If you've hired a housekeeper, pet sitter, senior care aide, etc., you may have to pay nanny taxes.

Paying Taxes for Part-Time Caregivers
Do you need to deal with taxes for your part-time nanny, babysitter or other type of caregiver?

Tax Tips for After-School Care
Believe it or not, even if you only have a part-time after school sitter for your kids, the nanny tax probably applies to you.

Tax Tips for Summer Child Care
Figuring out your summer child care plans? Don't forget to factor in taxes.

The Top 11 Professions Most at Risk if Not Paying Nanny Taxes
If you pay a household employee more than $1500 a year in cash, you should be paying taxes.

The Top 3 Benefits of Reporting Nanny Taxes
A guide to why families should pay their household employees above board.

What's Wrong With Hiring My Nanny as an Independent Contractor?
Learn why your nanny can't fill out a 1099 form.

Your Tax Terms Glossary: A Household Employer's and Employee's Guide
Are you a nanny, senior caregiver, housekeeper, etc.? Do you employ one? Here's a list of all the tax forms and terminology you need to know.

For Caregivers:

3 Summer Tax Tips for Nannies
How does being a summer nanny affect your tax responsibilities?

4 Ways to Get Your Employer to Pay You Professionally
A guide to help nannies talk to their employers about setting up over-the-table payment.

Did a Family Pay You Only a Small Amount Last Year?
How to handle your taxes when you get paid less than $1,900 from one or more families.

How to Get Your Employer to Pay You Over the Table
If you're a nanny, babysitter or other type of caregiver, learn how to get your employer to pay you legally.

How to Handle Taxes If You're a Nanny
8 things to do when you get a job as a caregiver and have to file taxes.

Nanny Tax 101
Tips for understanding nanny taxes, nanny salary and tax withholding.

Tax Tips for After-School Nannies
Learn more about how to handle taxes when you care for children part-time.

Tax Tips for Part-Time Caregivers
If you're an after-school nanny, pet sitter, housekeeper or other type of part-time caregiver, learn about your tax responsibilities.

W-4 Forms for Nannies and Caregivers
Why you need both federal and state tax withholding forms if you're a nanny or you employ one—and where to get the documents.

What to Do If Your Employer Won't Pay Taxes
If you're a nanny, babysitter or other type of caregiver, find out what to if your family won't pay you legally.

Why Caregivers Shouldn't Get a 1099 Form
If you're a nanny, babysitter or other type of caregiver, learn why you're NOT an independent contractor.

Your Tax Terms Glossary: A Household Employer's and Employee's Guide
Are you a nanny, senior caregiver, housekeeper, etc.? Do you employ one? Here's a list of all the tax forms and terminology you need to know.

Last-Minute Tax Tips for Nannies
Running late on your taxes? Here are 4 things to do right now.

For Professionals:

How Can Accountants Help Clients Who Are Household Employers?
What CPAs need to know to advise clients who have hired nannies or other caregivers.