Monthly Archives: December 2018

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How to Pay Your Nanny Taxes

How To Pay Your Nanny Taxes? Most families are not tax specialists. So when they first hire a household caregiver or nanny, fulfilling the tax requirements of the IRS can seem at first a bit overwhelming.  Nanny payroll services may seem an attractive option at first – until you consider the overall cost. With setup fees and other costs, a payroll service could cost you more than $1,000 the first year alone. But with just a little bit of initial effort, you can learn how to do it yourself, and NannyPay software is here to help. For over twenty years, NannyPay has been helping new household employers understand and comply with the Nanny Tax Laws  – and save money too! Here is a quick primer that will provide you the basics, and which demonstrates “paying by the rules”is really not that difficult to learn or do, particularly if you use NannyPay to help you.  And in fact, there are significant benefits to paying “above the table”: […]

By |December 31st, 2018|NannyPay|0 Comments

Gifting NannyPay?

Here at Essentia we are all software geeks but when we heard about a customer who asked his spouse if she would like a copy of NannyPay for Christmas, we nearly fell off our chairs.  His wife told him, “Don’t you ever, ever consider giving me software as a gift! Go put some thought into it! Remember when you bought me a calculator for my birthday. That didn’t go well, did it?”   Whoa, Ok, we know thinking of the right gift is not easy but maybe your spouse has a point.  A copy of NannyPay is not the most [...]

By |December 19th, 2018|NannyPay|0 Comments

Tips For Holiday Planning With Your Nanny

As the holidays approach, your time becomes more limited while your to-do list grows. Planning your holiday schedule with your nanny now will help your holiday season be more about family and celebration rather than chaos and misunderstanding. Communication is key, especially at this time of year. Here are a few simple tips to help you get started: Communicate in a clear and concise manner. The importance of communication cannot be stressed enough, not only in life but specifically when planning the holidays with your nanny. Be clear and direct about what your needs are so the potential for misunderstandings [...]

By |December 10th, 2018|Tips|0 Comments