Tag: parents

Home Office Tax Deduction

By A New England Nanny 16 0

There is an option that makes it simpler for qualifying taxpayers to include a home office tax deduction. The IRS announced a simplified option that many owners of home-based businesses and some home-based workers may want to use to figure their deductions for the business use of their homes. Beginning this year, taxpayers can use […]

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Lending Money to Your Nanny

By A New England Nanny 16 0

Occasionally a nanny or other household employee might find themselves in need of cash and may ask you, as their employer, for a loan. For a nanny asking to borrow money, information about borrowing against future wages should be provided to the nanny and included in the employee handbook. If you decide that such activity […]

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10 Safety Rules for Kids and Grownups (and Nannies!)

By A New England Nanny 15 0

From safelyeverafter.com: The Super Ten, Play-it-Safe Rules for Kids and Grownups! I AM THE BOSS OF MY BODY! I know my NAME, ADDRESS, & PHONE NUMBER, and my parents’ names too. (Don’t forget: kids need to know their parents’ cell phone numbers!) Safe Grownups Don’t Ask Kids for Help!! (They go to other grownups if […]

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Home Safety for Kids and Nannies

By A New England Nanny 16 0

Home safety is an important concern year-round, but with summer not too far away, more children will be running around both inside and outside the home. One way to make things easier on your nanny or other caregiver is to make your home – your nanny’s workplace – a healthy and safe environment. The Occupational […]

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Tax Savings for Parents

By A New England Nanny 16 0

From IRS.gov Eight Tax Savers for Parents Your children may help you qualify for valuable tax benefits. Here are eight tax benefits parents should look out for when filing their federal tax returns this year. Dependents.  In most cases, you can claim your child as a dependent. This applies even if your child was born […]

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