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How to Keep Your Nanny Tax Clients Happy

If you have household employment (a.k.a. “nanny tax”) clients, you know how much extra work goes into making sure their taxes are in order. For those unfamiliar with this part of the tax code, household employers have a “Casual Babysitting Exemption” when they pay an individual less than $1,900 in a calendar year. However, once they cross that threshold, they have employer tax withholding and reporting obligations at the state and federal levels (IRS Publication 926).