Monthly Archives: October 2018

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Understand The Nanny Tax

The “nanny tax” is  a combination of federal payroll taxes that you are required to pay if you hire a household helper, such as a nanny, maid, babysitter, or elder caregiver, and pay them in excess of a certain threshold amount in a tax year. The IRS considers a household helper who works in your home as an employee, and not an independent contractor, which is the reason why the nanny tax needs to be paid by the family that employs household help. Nanny Tax Requirements A person or family that hires a household helper is required to pay the nanny [...]

By |October 17th, 2018|Tax Reminders|0 Comments

Social Media Guidelines for Your Nanny

When you're hiring a nanny, social media may not be the first thing on your mind. However, it should certainly be high on the list of things that you consider as you lay out the policies and procedures that you expect your new employee to abide by. Social media has become a large part of our lives, and will likely continue to be so. This means that you'll need to think about how your nanny's online sharing interacts with your family's day-to-day life, and how much you are comfortable with them sharing space on the internet. Consider creating a set [...]

By |October 11th, 2018|Tips|0 Comments

Interview Questions for Hiring a Nanny

As you search for a nanny that’s the right fit for your family, it’s important to have a solid set of interview questions on hand. These questions can help you learn more information about the individuals that you’re interviewing to determine if they’re a good fit for your family while  filtering out candidates that are not. As you interview caregivers, consider the following ideas for questions: How Do You Keep Up with Professional Development? Ask your potential nanny how they keep up with their professional development. This is a key part of most careers, and childcare is no different. The [...]

By |October 2nd, 2018|Hiring|0 Comments