Tax situations when taking care of family

In support of October’s National Work and Family Month. the IRS is providing tax information on a number of topics related to work-life balance.

Families often hire individuals to care for children and dependents so family members can work or actively look for work. These individuals include babysitters, caretakers, health aides, nannies, private nurses and au pairs. As employers, family members have certain tax responsibilities.

To read more about in-home care and the resulting tax implications, go to and viewFamily Caregivers and Self-Employment Tax and Hiring Household Employees.