Posts by Lauren Orcutt
What is Schedule H for Household Employment Taxes?
How do you report household employees on your taxes? Do you even need to report them? It’s all in Schedule H.
What are the risks of misclassifying household staff?
Is your nanny an employee or a contractor? And what happens if you get it wrong? Don’t put yourself or your household employees at risk.
Do you need workers' compensation insurance for household employees?
Think you can get away without workers’ comp insurance for your household staff? Don’t let an accident turn into a nightmare for you and your employees.
What happens if your household employer doesn't pay taxes on your wages?
Is your employer paying you off the books? Here's what you need to know to protect yourself.
Household employee taxes: what happens if you don’t pay?
You have an obligation to pay household employee taxes — but what happens if you pay your nanny, butler, or housekeeper under the table, instead?
Is a private service professional a contractor or an employee?
Is your nanny an employee or a contractor? Knowing the difference — and paying them correctly — can help you save money and avoid risk.
What are household employee taxes, and why should they be filed legally?
When you pay employment taxes for your household staff, you’re showing appreciation and respect for the employee who makes your life easier and takes good care of your household — and at the same time, you’re protecting yourself from a myriad of legal and financial risks.