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When families hire a nanny, senior caregiver, housekeeper, personal assistant or other household employee to work in or around their home, they have specific federal, state and local payroll & tax rules to follow throughout the year.

The IRS, state tax agencies, and county or city municipalities set requirements for household employers that vary from what commercial employers must follow. It can be complicated to understand all the nuances, but that’s why we’re here – and both you and your caregiver will benefit from doing things by the book.

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Explore our Resource Center topics below:

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Budgeting & Calculators
Tax & Labor Law
Insurance & Benefits

Important Forms

Additional Products & Services

 

BUDGETING & CALCULATORS

Employer Budgeting Calculator

Employee Paycheck Calculator

Tax Breaks

Nanny Shares

Summer Nannies

Non-Taxable Compensation

Raises & Bonuses


TAX & LABOR LAW

Nanny Tax 101

W-2 or 1099?

Requirements by State

Sample Nanny Contract

Sample Senior Care Contract

Wage and Hour Law

Hiring a Temporary or Short-Term Employee

Paying Your Employee on Your Company's Payroll


INSURANCE & BENEFITS

Workers' Compensation

Health Insurance and the Affordable Care Act

Unemployment Insurance

Disability Insurance


IMPORTANT FORMS

W-4 Forms - Download federal and state income tax withholding forms for your employee to complete.

Federal I-9 Form - Required form for verifying your employee's employment eligibility.

Direct Deposit Form - To pay your employee via Direct Deposit with HomePay, please complete 

this form.


ADDITIONAL PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Workers' Compensation - Receive a free quote and purchase insurance coverage from HomeStaffProtect.

Background Checks - Gain additional peace of mind when hiring your caregiver.

Care.com Benefits - Your caregiver can receive discounts on goods, services and insurance.

 

First things first—have you hired a caregiver?

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What type of caregiver have you hired?

Have you already made any payments to your caregiver?

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No

If you've made payments, we'll help you track them and we'll provide your employee with pay stubs.

We'll help calculate the taxes in your state.

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What type of caregiver are you planning to hire?

When do you expect to hire someone?

How many hours do you estimate your caregiver will work?

0 - 15 hours / week
15 - 40 hours / week
40+ hours / week
24 / 7

We'll help calculate the taxes in your state.

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