Finding a Nanny for the Summer After what seemed like a never-ending winter, summer may have completely snuck up on you! School\u2019s out, camps are filled, and you haven\u2019t yet secured someone to watch the kids. \u00a0No need to worry \u2013 there\u2019s still time to find a great nanny! Tips on Catching the Perfect Summer Nanny or Babysitter for your Family Referrals. Personal recommendations are always a great option. Since the people you are asking know your family, they can help make a great match. Talk to your neighbors, local family and friends to see who they\u2019ve used and liked. You\u2019ll get the inside scoop on your potential nanny and will easily be able to find someone reliable. \u00a0\u00a0 Facebook groups. \u00a0Pose the question to the local groups where you are already a member. Not yet in any groups? Some groups to search for include your child\u2019s school, your township, and local babysitting groups. Local colleges and high schools. \u00a0Often both campuses have job boards where you can post. It\u2019s also worth contacting the guidance counselor\u2019s office at your local high school to if they have any students inquiring about nanny jobs, and check with the early education department at your local college. \u00a0 Paying your Nanny Rates will differ depending on the age and experience of your nanny. \u00a0But no matter what, you\u2019ll most likely be paying the \u2018Nanny Tax.\u2019 As of 2019, if a person or family pays $2,100 or more in cash wages to a household employee, they must also withhold and pay Medicare and Social Security taxes for this employee (FICA), as well as federal unemployment taxes (FUTA). The combination of these taxes is commonly known as the \u2018Nanny Tax\u2019. The \u2018Nanny Tax\u2019 is not only the legal route to take, it also allows your nanny to build a verifiable wage and credit history, and may make them eligible for worker\u2019s compensation and disability protection, as well as unemployment benefits. Find out more here. Let\u2019s say you hire a nanny for 25 hours per week and pay her $12 an hour. \u00a0Over the course of eight weeks, you will owe her $2,400 which means you will also owe taxes. Paying the \u2018Nanny Tax\u2019 Not sure how to track your nanny\u2019s wages or calculate how much you\u2019ll owe? \u00a0NannyPay can help make the process easier, saving you time and money! NannyPay is a DIY payroll software that makes it easy to track the wages you pay to your nanny or other domestic employees. \u00a0For just $149 per year (for up to 3 employees), NannyPay calculates the appropriate withholding taxes, and will even generate year end IRS Forms W2\/W3 and a Schedule H, the forms most household employees must file to report and pay their federal employment taxes each year. Happy summer and good luck with your nanny search!