Being a household employer does not need to be terrifying, time consuming or expensive!

When you hire through CareLinx to care for your loved ones, you become a household employer.

A household employer is someone who hires an individual to perform duties and provide services under their direction in a private home. Generally, these workers are your employee, not independent contractors.

Failure to properly classify the worker and make the appropriate employment tax filings and payments is considered tax fraud by the IRS.

Caregivers have the right to claim that they were given a 1099 incorrectly when they file their own taxes. In these instances the IRS will then audit the family for the unpaid payroll taxes they may be delinquent on.

No worries, CareLinx has partnered with Homework Solutions to provide you with tax management services at no additional cost to you!

Nanny tax rules, household employment rules, wage and hour law, and payroll tax requirements are governed by a complex assortment of Federal, state, and local rules and legislation. HomeWork Solutions has assembled easy to understand, state specific tip sheets to save you hours of online research!

Under each state you will find...

Payroll tax responsibilities for a household employer

  • Social Security and Medicare Taxes

  • Unemployment Taxes

  • Income Taxes

Other legal responsibilities for a household employer

  • Verification of Work Eligibility

  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Compliance

  • Health Insurance

Each states labor laws

  • Minimum Wage

  • Overtime Pay

  • Paid Time Off

  • Mileage Reimbursement

  • Payroll Frequency

  • Payroll Documentation

  • Employment Contract Requirements

  • Workers’ Compensation Insurance

  • State Unemployment Insurance

  • Frequency of Tax Filings


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