SOURCE: SurePayroll, Inc

SurePayroll, Inc

August 10, 2016 07:00 ET

American Families Seek Guidance on Paying Nannies

Payroll Company Breaks Down Rules Around Household Employees

GLENVIEW, IL--(Marketwired - August 10, 2016) - Busy working parents are increasingly hiring nannies that make a median salary of nearly $20,000 per year*. As more American families seek this level of care for their children, they have to answer difficult questions about how to handle payments, taxes and federal requirements.

SurePayroll, a nationwide payroll services provider, recently released a comprehensive guide to nanny payroll, covering nanny tax requirements, how to avoid penalties and fines, protecting yourself as a household employer, and providing your nanny with the proper tax withholdings and forms.

Many people hiring nannies may not be aware of the following:

  • If you pay a nanny more than $2,000 a year or $1,000 in a quarter, the IRS considers you a household employer responsible for payroll taxes.

"When parents find this out, they want to do the right thing to protect themselves and their nanny, who has the hugely important role of taking care of their kids," said SurePayroll General Manager Andy Roe. "With that, there are a lot of complicated requirements around what forms to file and what taxes to withhold from a paycheck, as well as possible tax credits that may be available. Our nanny payroll guide covers all that in great detail."

The nanny payroll guide is available for free on the SurePayroll website.

The company also provides an automated service that pays and files nanny taxes on parents' behalf. To learn more, visit SurePayroll's nanny payroll page.

About SurePayroll

SurePayroll is the trusted provider of easy online payroll services to small businesses and households nationwide. Whether a business has 1, 10, or 100 employees, SurePayroll delivers peace of mind by combining innovative, industry-leading technology and personalized support from an award-winning, U.S.-based customer care team. SurePayroll also provides private-label and co-branded services for accountants and banking partners as well as offering efficient online solutions for managing 401(k) plans, health insurance, workers' compensation, employee screening and more. SurePayroll is a wholly owned subsidiary of Paychex. For more information, please visit Follow us on Twitter - Circle us on Google+ - Connect with us on LinkedIn - Like us on Facebook.

About Paychex
Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) is a leading provider of integrated human capital management solutions for payroll, HR, retirement, and insurance services. By combining its innovative software-as-a-service technology and mobility platform with dedicated, personal service, Paychex empowers small- and medium-sized business owners to focus on the growth and management of their business. Backed by 45 years of industry expertise, Paychex serves approximately 605,000 payroll clients across more than 100 locations and pays one out of every 12 American private sector employees. Learn more about Paychex by visiting, and stay connected on Twitter and LinkedIn.

*Data courtesy of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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