Online Nanny Payroll Options

We polled the WunderHood community to identify online payroll options for your nanny.

Here is a rundown of the contenders:

Intuit Payroll

[*Most preferred by Wunderhood Parents]
http://www.intuit.com/

Intuit Online Payroll (IOP) Household service is designed specifically for anyone paying household employees like nannies, caregivers, or yard workers. It takes the hassle out of paying them and it automatically calculates taxes and creates W-2s for you. Their lineup of tax preparation products, including QuickBooks, TurboTax and Mint, help individuals and small business owners easily and accurately file their own taxes.

Pros:

. Guarantees no errors in paychecks and payroll taxes
. Offers three different packages based on need: Basic, Enhance, and Full Service
. Affordable
. Simple setup – easier for payroll beginners
. Live tech support by phone

Cons:

. Support is not available 24/7
. Fewer customizable features

NannyChex

www.nannychex.com

NannyChex specializes in all types of household employment and handles all domestic employer requirements. They ensure that their clients are in compliance with all employment and tax laws – local, state, and federal. They take care of quarterly and year-end taxes and forms.

Pros

. Free registration
. Easy to use
. Offers paycheck calculator to figure out deductions on site
. Offers two service options based on need

SurePayroll

https://www.surepayroll.com/

SurePayroll is an online payroll provider for small businesses employing one to 100 employees. They provide online payroll services such as payroll tax, accounting services, and 401k plans.

Pros:

. Easy to use
. Informs users of changes in tax filing requirements
. Reasonable cost – includes full tax services, unlimited payroll runs, and direct deposit

Cons:

. Doesn’t offer different packages

HomePay

http://www.myhomepay.com/

HomePay helps busy families manage the tax, legal, and HR aspects of being a household employer. They provide specialized service handling all payroll, tax, and labor law obligations for families who hire a household employee with guaranteed accuracy and timeliness.

Pros:

. Can pay employees through check or direct deposit
. Files all required returns with appropriate tax agencies before each federal and state tax deadline
. Support is prompt and answered by a team member, not a voicemail

Cons:

. Costs are high compared to other payroll services

ADP

http://www.adp.com/

Businesses of all types and sizes need payroll and tax filing, even if you’re just starting out, you’ll get fast and reliable payroll with accurate tax deductions and top-notch security with ADP. ADP will calculate, file, and pay your payroll taxes and create, send, and file W-2s and 1099s. They also take care of automatic electronic filings and deposits, compliance with federal, state, and local regulations, and responding to payroll-related requests from the IRS.

Pros:

. ADP iPay: Employee self-service, access to your pay statements and W-2’s 24/7
. Meets government requirements
. May be more complicated for new users, but provides 24/7 payroll support

Cons:

. Customizations require an extra cost
. Costs are relatively high
. Offers many help and support resources, but you are not assigned to a dedicated account specialist

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