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Did you know that If you hire someone to do household work, you are probably considered that person's employer? For tax purposes, the worker is your employee if you can control not only what work is done, but also how it is done.
If you'd like to learn more about the regulations that pertain to household employees, explore these resources:
Describes the types of household employees as defined by the Internal Revenue Service.
Provides federal tax information for employers of household workers.
Details withholding and other tax issues of hiring a household employee.
Provides household employers information on Social Security and Medicare taxes.