Which Nanny Payroll Service?
Archived Q&A and Reviews
I'm confused about the different options for paying taxes for our nanny. Do we pay? Does she pay? Both? Do we do this ongoing or just at the end of the year? Please let me know your experience/knowledge with this. Thanks so much! Confused
We used paycycle.com -- now payroll.intuit.com . Go to their website and click on ''Payroll Services'' and then ''Household and Nanny Payroll'' . It's still $20 a month for paying a nanny. It will generate the checks, deal with direct deposit, calculate all the taxes, including the ones you pay and the ones your employee pays, and pre-generate tax forms (you just have to sign and mail.) It was well worth the $20 a month and I'm impressed that they haven't increased the price over the years (we last used it in 2004 or so.)
There are a couple of startup steps, like getting a household employer ID from the state or federal government. I don't know the current requirements on that, but I'm guessing the people at paycycle.com could advise you on that as well.
I recommend this type of service because it saves a lot of time and you know you're doing it all legally. loved paycycle.com
I'm looking for someone to help set up payroll and tax documents for us with our nanny. It seems to be a somewhat specialized task and we use an out of state CPA for other things so someone familiar with the laws here would be of great assistance. Does anyone have someone they like who they can suggest? Hana
I can't recommend a CPA, but I've had great success with Quicken's Intuit Payroll: https://www.paycycle.com/external/home.jsp They assist with all paperwork setup, and have been good to work with (recently they just called to tell me that I needed to change a form -- nice to have someone tell me this). It's $20 month for one employee, and unless your situation is complicated it would probably fit the bill, and you can still use your other CPA for actual filing of taxes. -also paying nanny taxes
Our accountant recommended Breedlove so we used them for a few years while we had a nanny. Their service was good although pricey. http://www.breedlove-online.com/
We're considering using a nanny payroll service for our share care. Is this worth doing? If so, what service would you recommend? (I saw a few reviews of Breedlove & Associates and paycycle in the archives, but these are a bit old.) Also, have any of you had experience using a payroll service for a share care? Would love any tips you have on doing this. Thank you! Going legal
I highly recommend an internet service ''PayCycle''. The phone in
support is great and they keep up to date. You have to follow the to-do list they generate for you to keep up with forms. If you are good on the computer it is a great option. Compare the price at least with a payroll service. Elizabeth
hi. i searched the archives but couldn't find any recommendations for an accountant who can do the paperwork to pay the quarterly/annual taxes, social security, etc. for our nanny. any recommendations would be much appreciated. thank you. Patsy
Give Breedlove a call. Everything can be done via phone and internet. It's really easy and they are very accurate, responsive and nice. http://www.breedlove-online.com/ 888-BREEDLOVE (273-3356) Easy peasy! Keley
We use an online service called PayCycle to do the paperwork with all related nanny taxes, weekly paycheck summaries, vacation/holiday/sick pay tracking, etc. They provide regular reminders for all of the related tasks and their Customer Support Team has been very responsive to the few inquiries I've had. It's $19.99/month, which is far less than what my CPA would charge. I've been very happy with the service. You can see a demo at www.paycycle.com. A happy customer