Why nannies, babysitters, senior care workers, housekeepers and other types of caregivers need to be paid legally.
When you accept a job as a nanny or other caregiver, one of the first questions you ask is "How much will I get paid?" If a potential employer wants to pay you in cash off the books, red flags should go up. An employer who wants to pay you an hourly rate, but not the taxes that legally go with it, doesn't have your best interests in mind. When someone pays you more than $1,800 a year, you and your employer are also required to pay taxes.