Nanny Taxes 101
Learn about the nanny tax and how the IRS requires families to manage payroll and tax withholdings for their household employee from Care.com HomePay.
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Budget & pay info
Tax Benefits and Credits
Get a nanny tax break with the credits and benefits available to you. Find out more about net and gross wages from HomePay.
How much will nanny taxes cost your family?
Determine how much nanny taxes will cost you each year. With tax breaks, it might be less than you think.
How to Handle a Nanny Share
Learn the rules and tax advantages of a nanny share or care share arrangement from the nanny tax experts at HomePay.
The Cost of a Live-In Nanny
There are differences between hiring a live out nanny and a live in nanny. The experts at HomePay explain what they are.
Take Advantage of the Child Care Tax Credit
One of the ways families can save money when hiring a nanny is to take the Child and Dependent Care tax credit when they file their tax return.
Hiring Household Help? Don't Forget about your FSA
Using a Dependent Care flexible spending account (FSA) can save families with household employees $2,000 or more per year.
Tax & labor laws
1099 vs. employee: Why the difference matters when you hire a caregiver
Learn why the IRS says nannies, senior caregivers and other household employees are almost never allowed to be treated as independent contractors.
Household Employment Wage and Hour Law
Learn about the various labor laws that affect household employees. HomePay can help with overtime, overnight shifts, paid time off and other topics.
Payroll for temp or short-term household employees: What you need to know
Get payroll and tax tips for hiring a temporary employee, summer nanny or any short-term caregiver
6 household employment mistakes and how to avoid them
Learn about the six most common tax mistakes people make when they hire a nanny, senior caregiver or other household employee
The 3 big benefits of paying your nanny legally
Learn about the benefits families receive by reporting taxes for their nanny and how HomePay makes it easy.
How to Handle Payroll When a Nanny Travels with the Family
When nannies go on vacation with their employer, it's important to pay attention to the hours they work to avoid overtime and payroll errors.
Insurance & benefits
Health Insurance and The Affordable Care Act
The experts at Care.com HomePay explain what families have to do to comply with the Affordable Care Act when they hire a caregiver.
Why families need workers' compensation insurance when they hire a caregiver
Workers' Compensation is required by law in many states. Let the experts at HomePay explain how it works and the benefits of having a workers' comp policy.
Unemployment Insurance and Benefits
Learn about federal and state unemployment taxes and how they help your household employee from the experts at Care.com HomePay.
Do you need insurance for your nanny?
Learn more about the different types of insurance you may need for your nanny. This includes health insurance, workers compensation and car insurance.
Disability Benefits for Caregivers
The experts at Care.com HomePay explain how disability benefits work for caregivers that are sick or injured away from work.
What Can Happen If You Overlook Workers Comp
The experts at HomePay explain why families need to have a workers' comp insurance policy in place if they hire a household employee.
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