Can Nannies that Break the Law Expect to Be Protected by Labor Laws?

Nannies That Don’t Pay Taxes Won’t Likely Benefit From Domestic Workers Bill of Rights In 2010 New York passed the first Domestic Workers Bill of Rights and since then more states have Domestic Workers Bills pending. There have been very passionate debates on social media about the proposed legislation and I have written dozens of […]

Professionals are Paid On-the-Books

Respecting Professional Boundaries for Nannies It’s April 15th and it is Tax Day here in America! Unfortunately when it comes to being paid legally there is a huge problem in America called Nannygate. Nannygate is the term used to describe the estimated 90 percent of working American nannies that are illegally working under-the-table, which robs […]

How to Ask Your Employers to Pay You Legally

Do Nannies Fear They Will Lose Their Jobs if they Ask Their Employers to Pay Nanny Taxes? Our Be the Best Nanny Newsletter Facebook page has been swarming with questions about nanny taxes. We have published newsletter issues and dozens of articles about the benefits of being paid legally, yet an estimated 90% of nannies don’t […]

Parents Guide to Nanny Taxes

How to Pay Nannies Legally To hire a nanny without a diligent background check puts a family, their house, and children at risk. To hire a nanny without doing a diligent search of applicable tax rules and hiring regulations puts the parents’ reputation and finances at risk. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) defines a nanny […]

How to Check if Your Nanny Can Legally Work in the United States

Parents Guide to Nanny Taxes Yesterday we asked if immigrant reform will affect nannies working in America. It is unlawful for parents to knowingly hire or continue to employ an alien who cannot work legally in the United States. When parents hire a nanny to work for them on a regular basis, they must complete the […]

Parents Want Nannies to File 1099 to Avoid Paying Employment Taxes

Parents Ask Nannies to File as Self-Employed to Help Themselves, Not Their Nannies Parents that ask their nannies to file a 1099 are helping themselves, not the nannies they employ. Parents ask nannies to file a 1099 to avoid paying employment taxes. The IRS defines nannies as employees so parents that employ nannies must provide their employees a […]

How Being Paid Under the Table Hurts Nannies

Nannies Don’t Save Money by Not Paying Taxes4nannies.com asked us to share the following article with our readers. It’s estimated that only 5 to 10% of employers pay taxes on their nanny’s wages. This means that an overwhelming majority of nannies are being paid cash or under the table. While this arrangement can save the nanny […]

Did You Notice Your Paycheck Was Less This Week?

2013 IRS Income Tax Withholding Schedule from 4NannyTaxes.com The Internal Revenue Service issued new 2013 income tax withholding schedules yesterday and they are fully integrated with our online tax calculator now. We are fielding a lot of inquiries about new paycheck amounts and will try to address the common questions here: Q. Why did my […]

Do You Think Most Nannies Are Not Paying Taxes?

Tax Justice Network: U.S. is country with largest tax evasion Why Are Nannies Having a Harder Time Finding Great Jobs? The results of the Be the Best Nanny Newsletter monthly poll show that nannies blame illegal immigrants working at nanny jobs as the number one reason American citizens are having a hard time finding great nanny […]

Benefits of Being Paid On-The-Books

Although it is estimated that 80% to 90% of household employers are not tax compliant we highly recommend paying nannies legally. Yesterday, we listed the risks for parents that don’t pay their nannies legally. Today, we are listing the benefits for household employees to be tax compliant. Click here for our review of the best tax software […]