Having household employees means more work for you: You have to cater to their employee rights Worry about staying in compliance of the various nanny tax laws And withhold and pay state and Federal taxes, unemployment insurance, social security and Medicare, and other taxes on a periodic basis (more on taxes separately)
People who become household employers for the first time have told us that “it feels good” to be in compliance of California’s nanny tax laws while helping an employee advance their career. Other benefits include: Your employees’ loyalties: Paying your employer taxes attracts the best professional employees and provides them with all the protections and […]
The IRS also considers it illegal to place a household employee on your company’s payroll. The legal considerations for that are: You ought not “expense” your household employee for they simply do not contribute to your company’s success The filing requirements for household employees differ from those of company employees Other issues come into play […]
If you control your employees’ schedule, what they do, how they do it, and their wages, the IRS regards them as W-2 employees. By contrast, if for example a lawn contractor offers his services to the public at large, brings his own tools, and controls how your lawn is managed, then he would be an […]
Your ongoing responsibilities as a household employer require you to remain in compliance of California’s and the federal regulations governing taxes and labor laws. A critical part of Kindly Care’s mission is to facilitate precisely those tasks that keep you in compliance.
You first need to get an EIN number and register yourself in the state of California as a household employer (See above: “How Do I Pay My Caregiver?). If you don’t already have one, Kindly Care will help take care of that for you! You then have to give wage notice in writing. California’s Wage […]