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Need to find out how to setup a Household Employee?

First – a definition. If you hired any individuals to provide domestic services AND you can control what work is performed and how it’s completed, then you have a Household Employee. Such a worker is your employee regardless of whether the employment is full-time, part-time, or paid hourly or on a per-job basis.

This also goes for employees who you pay weekly or monthly. If you paid cash wages of $1,800 or more in 2012 to any one household employee then you must withhold and pay social security and Medicare taxes. If you paid wages of $1,000 or more in any quarter in 2012, then you are also liable to pay federal and Virginia unemployment tax. You will also be required to obtain an employer identification number and issue a W-2 to the household employee.

Please contact us for additional information on how to setup your household employee and comply with all federal and Virginia tax requirements.