Part-Time Nanny Share Tax Logistics - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
#1 of 4 Old 08-15-2012, 07:40 AM - Thread Starter
KnittingTigers's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,699
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Hi all,


We're hiring a part-time nanny (12.5 hours/week) to pick up our DD and another child from school, and hang out with them until we get home every day. I'm trying to figure out the logistics of payroll taxes, etc. Anyone have any advice on how to do this? The services I've looked at charge $700 or $800/year to do the taxes and paychecks. This seems like a crazy lot of money for a very part time position.


Thoughts or suggestions, anyone?

A, partner to J, mama to O, now with a new username!

Building queer family since 2008!

(and oh, did i mention we're having twins?!?)

KnittingTigers is offline  
#2 of 4 Old 08-16-2012, 03:06 PM
chiromama01's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 582
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

quickbooks with payroll will run you about 300 to set up. i think you have to renew the payroll portion annually, but its not $700!  also, do you have to do a proper paycheck (w2 employee) or could she be a w9 employee and be responsible for filing her own taxes at years end? you would just give her a 1099 at the end of the year.

Married to overworked  DH reading.gif since 2003, happily familybed1.gif mama to DD (01/09) and  babyboy.gif DS (4/12)

chiromama01 is offline  
#3 of 4 Old 08-19-2012, 09:42 PM
JudiAU's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Where creepy facebook-featured threads can't find me
Posts: 3,614
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)

If you can't find a cheaper solution and trust me I'd love one, we use and they are well managed. The fees are high but I don' think they are as high as the fees you've quoted.


One quirk we've found. Make sure the taxpayer is the person listed first on the federal income forms. DH was listed first and I was the payer of the taxes. The IRS didn't connect the dots and it screwed up our federal taxes.

JudiAU is offline  
#4 of 4 Old 08-23-2012, 09:56 AM
t2009's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Somewhere between here & there
Posts: 594
Mentioned: 32 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)

I use Intuit Payroll (may be the same as quicken) & through Costco I get it for ridiculously cheep -- like around $9/month.


This software does not specifically support household employees, so there is stuff that I must do manually (state requirements, etc) but it will calculate the proper taxes for every paycheck & give me a W-2 at the end of the year & that's really what you need. The rest is annoying but not very time-consuming.


Also, something to consider if you are not having the care in your home -- I do not believe that you would need to pay the taxes (double or triple check that, though! I'm just going on a vague memory of reading something somewhere & suggesting you look into it).

Mama to my little busy bee. 

t2009 is online now  

Quick Reply
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off