How Paying the Nanny Tax was Meaningful to My Nanny | Care.com

How Paying the Nanny Tax was Meaningful to My Nanny | Care.com


(cheerful acoustic music) – When I decided to hire
a nanny I was unfamiliar with the nanny tax, I
had never heard of it. I read about it on the Care.com website. I didn’t know how we could afford that. I had spoken to a lot of
other friends who had nannies who didn’t pay the nanny
tax, and was advised it wasn’t really important to pay. But the more I thought
about it, the more I really wanted to be law-abiding
and decided to pay it. It ended up having long-term implications for
Laura’s life that neither of us could’ve anticipated, for
instance, she, soon after working for us decided
to refinance her house. Well she couldn’t have done
that without documented income. And she and her husband decided
to become foster parents which was another thing
they couldn’t have done without documented income. So what seemed like an
inconsequential decision to pay this tax ended up having deep implications for her life.

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