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20 Gift Ideas for Your Nanny

20 Gift Ideas for Your Nanny

It’s that time of year again! People are making their lists (and checking them twice) of all the gifts they want to buy for the holidays. While most of the gifts are usually for friends and other family members, nannies are also – hopefully – included. If you're...

Can I Make My Nanny Get a Flu Shot?

Can I Make My Nanny Get a Flu Shot?

‘Tis the season! As temperatures fall, the risk of illness rises. This is the time of year that many physicians recommend getting the flu vaccine. But some household employees may not want to get it. Families might be concerned, especially with nannies, that someone...

Giving Nanny Time Off for Civic Duties

Giving Nanny Time Off for Civic Duties

Household employers should be aware and well-informed of the more often-used leave laws like sick leave or Family Medical Leave, but other leave laws will arise. Employers are typically mandated to provide time off for civic duties like voting, witness leave, and jury...

Hiring a Pet Friendly Nanny

Hiring a Pet Friendly Nanny

There are many considerations a family must make when deciding on a nanny to hire. One such thing is if they already have or plan on getting a pet. A family with a dog, cat, or other pet may be a turn-off for a potential nanny, either due to an allergy, not wanting to...

Benefits of Nanny Tax Compliance

Benefits of Nanny Tax Compliance

While it may be tempting to pay your nanny or other household employee “off the books,” the benefits of being compliant with tax and labor laws far outweigh the risks of not following the law. Plus you'll have peace of mind knowing you are adhering to your...

Interviewing a Nanny: Asking About Disabilities

Interviewing a Nanny: Asking About Disabilities

Q:  We will be interviewing a nanny who came highly recommended. But we have heard from a friend that this nanny has been in and out of the hospital lately due to back pain. Is this something we can ask her about during the interview? A:  According to the Americans...

4 Key Reasons to Use a Nanny Payroll Service

4 Key Reasons to Use a Nanny Payroll Service

There is more to paying your household employee then just cutting them a paycheck each week. Taxes need to be paid (by the employer and employee) and insurance coverage may need to be in place, just to start. The four key reasons to use a nanny payroll service are:...

IRS Publications for Homeowners

Here is a library of IRS publications for homeowners, covering many issues of concern. Title Publication Number Description Home Mortgage Interest Deduction 936 Includes general information on home mortgage interest, including points, how to report deductible interest...