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Household Nanny Tax

Do I need to withhold taxes on wages to a Nurse I hired to care for my husband?

Asked Tuesday, January 03, 2012 by an anonymous user
Household employees include baby sitters, nannies, housekeepers, drivers, caretakers, health aids, private nurses, maids, gardeners, and others who work in or around your private residence as your employees. Household workers who are under age 18 during any part of the calendar year are exempt from the FICA tax for the entire year even if the wages exceed $1,800 if the household employment is not their principal occupation. A full time student is considered a full time occupation. Workers you get from an agency are not your employees if the agency is responsible for who does the work and how it is done. Self-employed workers are not considered your employees. In the current year, if you paid a household employee cash wages of $1,800 or more in a calendar year, you generally must withhold social security and Medicare taxes from all cash wages you pay to that employee. Household employers must file IRS Schedule H to pay the social security and federal unemployment tax and any withheld federal income taxes. A household employer is not required to withhold federal income tax from a household employee's wages. Federal income tax withholding occurs if the employee requests and the employer agrees.
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Household Nanny Tax

Is a babysitter a Sole Proprietor and subject to SE Tax?

Asked Tuesday, January 03, 2012 by an anonymous user
When services are performed in the parents’ home according to instructions by the parents, you are considered an employee of the parents and do not have self-employment earnings
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Household Nanny Tax

What is the Employment Tax threshold for Household Employees ?

Asked Tuesday, January 02, 2001 by an anonymous user
If you pay a household worker such as a housekeeper, babysitter, nanny, maid, gardener or other household helper less than $1,800 in the current year, you will not have to pay Social Security or Medicare taxes on behalf of the worker. The $1,800 threshold has been raised to $1,800 in the year 2013. Payments made to students under the age of 18 for domestic services are exempt from employment taxes. You do you have to pay employment taxes on behalf of a worker who is considered a self-employed "independent contractor". Also exempt are payments to workers who are employees of the agency you contract with.
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Household Nanny Tax

Do I need to withhold taxes on wages to a Babysitter, Nanny or Maid I hired to care for my children in my home ?

Asked Friday, December 22, 2000 by an anonymous user
Household employees include baby sitters, nannies, housekeepers, drivers, caretakers, health aids, private nurses, maids, gardeners, and others who work in or around your private residence as your employees.
Household workers who are under age 18 during any part of the calendar year are exempt from the FICA tax for the entire year even if the wages exceed $1,800 if the household employment is not their principal occupation.
A full time student is considered a full time occupation. Workers you get from an agency are not your employees if the agency is responsible for who does the work and how it is done. Self-employed workers are not considered your employees. if you paid a household employee cash wages of $1,800 or more in a calendar year, you generally must withhold social security and Medicare taxes from all cash wages you pay to that employee.
Household employers must file IRS Schedule H to pay the social security and federal unemployment tax and any withheld federal income taxes. A household employer is not required to withhold federal income tax from a household employee's wages.
Federal income tax withholding occurs if the employee requests and the employer agree.
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Household Nanny Tax

Do I need to withhold taxes on wages to a Nanny I hired to care for my children in my home ?

Asked Friday, December 22, 2000 by an anonymous user
Household employees include baby sitters, nannies, housekeepers, drivers, caretakers, health aids, private nurses, maids, gardeners, and others who work in or around your private residence as your employees. Household workers who are under age 18 during any part of the calendar year are exempt from the FICA tax for the entire year even if the wages exceed $1,800 if the household employment is not their principal occupation. A full time student is considered a full time occupation. Workers you get from an agency are not your employees if the agency is responsible for who does the work and how it is done. Self-employed workers are not considered your employees. In the current year, if you paid a household employee cash wages of $1,800 or more in a calendar year, you generally must withhold social security and Medicare taxes from all cash wages you pay to that employee. Household employers must file IRS Schedule H to pay the social security and federal unemployment tax and any withheld federal income taxes. A household employer is not required to withhold federal income tax from a household employee's wages. Federal income tax withholding occurs if the employee requests and the employer agrees.
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Household Nanny Tax

Do I need to withhold taxes on wages to a Maid I hired to care for my children in my home ?

Asked Friday, December 22, 2000 by an anonymous user
Household employees include baby sitters, nannies, housekeepers, drivers, caretakers, health aids, private nurses, maids, gardeners, and others who work in or around your private residence as your employees. Household workers who are under age 18 during any part of the calendar year are exempt from the FICA tax for the entire year even if the wages exceed $1,800 if the household employment is not their principal occupation. A full time student is considered a full time occupation. Workers you get from an agency are not your employees if the agency is responsible for who does the work and how it is done. Self-employed workers are not considered your employees. In the current year, if you paid a household employee cash wages of $1,800 or more in a calendar year, you generally must withhold social security and Medicare taxes from all cash wages you pay to that employee. Household employers must file IRS Schedule H to pay the social security and federal unemployment tax and any withheld federal income taxes. A household employer is not required to withhold federal income tax from a household employee's wages. Federal income tax withholding occurs if the employee requests and the employer agrees.
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Household Nanny Tax

Do I need to withhold taxes on wages to a 16 year old Babysitter I hired to care for my children in my home ?

Asked Friday, December 22, 2000 by an anonymous user
Household workers who are under age 18 during any part of the calendar year are exempt from the FICA tax for the entire year even if the wages exceed $1,800 if the household employment is not their principal occupation.
A full time student is considered a full time occupation.
Household employees include baby sitters, nannies, housekeepers, drivers, caretakers, health aids, private nurses, maids, gardeners, and others who work in or around your private residence as your employees.
Workers you get from an agency are not your employees if the agency is responsible for who does the work and how it is done. Self-employed workers are not considered your employees.
In the current year, if you paid a household employee cash wages of $1,800 or more in a calendar year, you generally must withhold social security and Medicare taxes from all cash wages you pay to that employee.
Household employers must file IRS Schedule H to pay the social security and federal unemployment tax and any withheld federal income taxes.
A household employer is not required to withhold federal income tax from a household employee's wages.
Federal income tax withholding occurs if the employee requests and the employer agree.
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