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Families can save over $2,000 per year by paying legally

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.

Learn how much to budget for nanny taxes and tax breaks

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.

Read about budgeting for care expenses in a nanny share

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.

Learn how much to budget for and pay a live-in nanny

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.

The child care tax credit can save families up to $1,200 a year

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.

A Dependent Care FSA can save you more than $2,000 a year

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

Nannies are employees, not 1099 independent contractors

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.

Learn about the labor laws that apply to hiring a caregiver

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.

Household tax and payroll laws for temp caregivers

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

Learn how to avoid making nanny tax mistakes

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

Paying your nanny legally comes with tax benefits

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.

Traveling with a nanny requires planning to avoid payroll mistakes

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

Families can help their nanny with health insurance via payroll

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.

Workers' compensation protects families with nannies

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.

Paying nanny taxes grants unemployment benefits to your caregiver

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.

Consider 4 types of insurance when you hire a nanny

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.

Learn how household employees can receive disability benefits

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.

Not having a workers' comp policy puts you at financial risk

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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