Monday, April 15, 2013
From Jacoba Urist, writing for the New York Times:
If you want to hear a pin drop, ask a room of parents whether they report employment taxes for their baby sitter or nanny. My (admittedly unscientific) conclusion, drawn from four years of Manhattan motherhood, is that many families do not. In a 2011 discussion of nanny compensation on Park Slope Parents, most families reported paying their caregivers completely off the books, while very few said they paid the tax. Susan Fox, founder of Park Slope Parents, suspects the off-the-books number among her readers is well over half.
Read more here.