The Basics of Nanny Payroll

Did you know that if you hire a nanny, or other household employee, in the eyes of the government, you’re considered a business?

That means you have to document your nanny's payroll and file taxes. And we’re here to help!

Let’s start with the basics: if you pay your nanny, babysitter, house keeper or other household helper more than $1,000 per quarter, or $2,100 a year, you may be responsible for paying the Nanny Tax.

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Pay your nanny, caregiver or other household helpers in minutes - and avoid the work of calculating and then paying the necessary taxes - to all of the various agencies. Z3N Payroll's nanny payroll service will has you covered.

  • Deductions for Social Security, Medicare, unemployment, and state taxes are done for you.
  • 1040-ES filed on your behalf.
  • Signature-ready Schedule H provided for you to attach to your annual 1040 filing.

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What the Nanny Tax Means for You

We’ve prepared a Guide to Nanny Taxes to explain the details and requirements. Using a payroll service like Z3N Payroll is often the easiest way for your household to stay complaint with the current nanny taxes.

Payroll as Easy as...

Running payroll is easy, and you can do it in just a few clicks from your computer or mobile device. Here’s all it takes:

  1. Enter your employees’ hours or salary.
  2. Preview the taxes being deducted.
  3. Approve payroll. You’re done!