Do-it-yourself guides to hiring a nanny, paperwork, and the nanny tax

Productivity Hack: Tracking Nanny Timesheets with Google Photos


When you employ a nanny, it is important to keep track of the number of hours she works in a given pay period.

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Your Nanny and Washington State's Paid Family and Medical Leave Policy


When you are employing a nanny, you have to keep track of the rules and regulations on several administrative levels: federal, state, county and city. In Washington State, the main rules and regulations to be aware of are:

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Do I have to pay Paid Sick and Safe Time (PSST) for my nanny in Seattle?


When you employ a nanny, you need to keep track of rules and regulations on the federal, state, county and city level. That is quite a bit of work! Recently, we were surprised to hear about the Paid Sick and Safe Time (PSST) ordinance passed in the city of Seattle. Because our family lives in the city, the first question for us was if the ordinance applies to us as a household employer with only one employee (our nanny).

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How to Create a W-2 for your Nanny -- for free!


The new year 2019 is here. Hooray, and Happy New Year to everybody! If you employed a nanny in 2018, this also means that there is a high chance some nanny-related paperwork is awaiting you. In particular, it is time to create a W-2 form and give it to your nanny so that she can use it to prepare her tax documents.

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