- What are nanny taxes?
- What are the nanny tax deadlines?
- Why should I pay nanny taxes?
- Am I required to pay nanny taxes?
- How much do nanny taxes cost the employer?
- How do I know how much to pay my nanny?
- How can I save money by paying nanny taxes?
- Can the IRS catch me if I haven’t paid nanny taxes?
- When do I pay my nanny taxes?
- Am I required to withhold federal and state income taxes?
- What are unemployment taxes?
- What are the penalties if I file withholding taxes late?
- Do I have to pay my employee overtime?
- I live in New York, do I have to pay my employee each week?
- I have a nanny on a trial basis. When do I have to start paying taxes?
- Can I hire an illegal alien?
- I’m in a nanny share, how do the taxes work?
- I am a nanny, how do I pay my taxes?
- Is Your Household Worker an Employee?
- Why Isn’t My Household Worker an Independent Contractor?
- Why Can’t I Hire My Nanny as an Independent Contractor?
- What Does the Employer Need to do to Pay Nanny Taxes?
- What Do Nannies Need to Provide to Their Family?
- What Are the Risks of Paying Your Nanny “Under the Table”?
- How Much Work Does It Take to Correctly Administer Nanny Taxes?
- What Forms and Payment are Needed to Comply with Nanny Tax Law?
What Forms and Payment are Needed to Comply with Nanny Tax Law?
To report your nanny’s wages and taxes, you’ll need certain tax forms.
Form SS-4: Fill out Form SS-4 or apply online through the IRS to obtain your federal Employee Identification Number (FEIN) which you’ll need for tax forms.
Form I-9: Have your nanny complete this form when hired and be sure she provides you with documents proving employment eligibility. There is a list of acceptable documents on the I-9 form.
Form W-2: Complete Form W-2 if you pay Social Security and Medicare wages of $2,400 or more or if you deduct income taxes from your employee’s pay. Give Copies B, C and 2 to your employee. Copy A (along with Form W-3) goes to the Social Security Administration.
Schedule H: If you pay your nanny wages of $2,400 or more or if you paid $1,000 or more in a calendar quarter you must file Schedule H with your federal income tax return 1040. If you aren’t required to file a federal income tax return, you must mail the Schedule H to the IRS along with your payment
Form 1040: When you file your federal tax return, attach Schedule H to Form 1040. Pay the taxes due by April 15.
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