Frequently Asked Questions About Nanny Tax Law

November 4, 2013 Payroll & Taxes, Uncategorized

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Do you ever have questions about tax law and your nanny? Here are a few frequently asked questions from Nanny Tax Tools to give you some answers!

One of the most common questions is, “Why should I pay the nanny tax?”

Here is a five-fold answer (click the link above to see the in-depth answers):

  1. There are real benefits for your nanny.
  2. It’s the law.
  3. There are tax breaks and credits.
  4. This site makes it relatively painless.
  5. Finally, it’s the right thing to do.

Another common question is, “Can I pay the nanny taxes myself?”

The answer is:

Yes, you can. But you’ll probably want to start with a nanny tax checklist.

Do you need to pay the nanny tax?

If you have a “household employee” and pay more than $1700 to any household employee, then yes, you owe Federal payroll taxes. If you pay an employee $1000 or more in any calendar quarter (3 months), then you also need to pay State and Unemployment taxes.

These are just a few of the questions available through Nanny Tax Tools. Check out the full list here.

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