Tag: Household Employer

When Children Age, a Nanny’s Role May Change

By A New England Nanny 24 0

As a family’s children age, the nanny’s role and responsibilities will change. Obviously when you have a young child – an infant or a toddler – the nanny will need to concentrate their time and attention on the child, attending to their physical needs and interacting with them. But as children age and become more […]

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Educational Assistance for Nannies

By A New England Nanny 18 0

Many nannies try to balance their education with their job as a caregiver. If you employ a nanny that is also in school, a very helpful benefit you might consider offering is that of educational assistance. Although optional, educational assistance for nannies is beneficial in providing a satisfying workplace. But if you do offer this […]

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Should You Hire a Mature Nanny?

By A New England Nanny 11 0

Often when people think of nannies or other child care providers, images of younger women come to mind. This could be mainly due to the media coverage when a celebrity’s nanny is in the news, as those nannies are usually younger, or at most approaching middle-age. But nannying is a career, and many have been […]

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No Change to Nanny Tax Threshold for 2019

By A New England Nanny 17 0

The Social Security Administration recently released its nanny tax threshold for 2019, and the Social Security and Medicare tax threshold is not increasing. It will remain at $2,100, which was a $100 increase in 2018 from the 2016 rate (it was unchanged in 2017). Nanny taxes must be paid by the family and the employee, such […]

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Domestic Employment Laws in New York State

By A New England Nanny 20 0

When it comes to paying household employees, A New England Nanny recognizes that nannies, housekeepers, senior care workers, etc. are professionals who should be compensated legally by employers with the appropriate taxes and benefits in mind. When it comes to paying domestic workers, there are many nuances and details to know about domestic employment laws in New […]

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Do You Need to Pay Taxes for a Summer Nanny?

By A New England Nanny 17 0

School will be out soon, and if you’re going to be hiring a nanny to care for the kids during the summer, you might think that since it’s only a temporary job, you don’t need to worry about payroll taxes or even insurance. But those requirements may apply even if you’re only hiring for the […]

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Retaining Your Nanny: an Infographic

By A New England Nanny 10 0

Once you’ve found the perfect nanny for your family, you’ll want to do all that you can to retain your nanny. After putting a lot of time and effort into finding the right match, you’ll want to keep a good employee for as long as possible. Losing one employee and searching for a replacement is costly, […]

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2018 Tax and Wage Issues for Household Employers

By A New England Nanny 9 0

With a new year just around the corner, there are several tax and wage issues that will impact household employers, particularly those in New York, including changes to the minimum wage and mileage reimbursement rates. Minimum Wage On December 31, 2017, the minimum wage for employers in Upstate New York will rise to $10.40 per […]

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Nanny Tax Planning for 2018

By A New England Nanny 17 0

Hard to believe 2018 is less than two weeks away! Now is a good time to ensure that everything is in order so there are no surprises when it comes time to pay your nanny taxes next year. Don’t put off or ignore your 2017 year-end tax planning; look at your finances and think about […]

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Hiring Through an Agency is the Right Choice

By A New England Nanny 9 0

Online job boards have become a more popular way for families to hire a nanny or other domestic worker in recent years, and while both agencies like A New England Nanny and job websites each have benefits, there are some key differences that demonstrate why hiring through an agency is the right choice. In a survey […]

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