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Form W-3 Reminder

by Breedlove February 21, 2011

A reminder to families who employed a domestic worker in 2010 (i.e. nanny, housekeeper, personal assistant, health aid, elder care companion, etc.) and paid the worker more than $1,700, Form W-2 Copy A & Form W-3 must be filed with the Social Security Administration by February 28.  (Note: If you are a Breedlove client, we’ve got you covered).

Form W-2 Reminder

by Breedlove January 10, 2010

A very common mistake we see this time of year is families preparing and filing Form 1099 (the form used for independent contractors) rather than Form W-2 (the form used for employees).

Here's a simple rhyme to help you remember:

The correct form to file is a W-2

1099 is not fine

For your employee or you. 

For families, this mistake means a potential tax evasion charge and expensive penalties.  For the worker, it means higher taxes.  Please note that the Form W-2 deadline is approaching.  If you employed someone to work in your home (i.e. nanny, housekeeper, health aid, estate manager, personal assistant, etc.), you must mail the Form W-2 by the end of January.  If you have questions or need help, just give us a call.

Note: If you're a Breedlove client, don't worry; we've already sent it to your employee(s) for you.

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