Do babysitters have to pay taxes on earnings from UrbanSitter jobs or other child care jobs? According to the IRS, the minimum income you had to make in 2020 to file taxes in 2021 is $12,400 if you’re filing as “single” and you’re under 65, or $14,050 if you’re 65 or older. If you’re filing jointly because you’re married, the minimum income ranges from $24,800-$27,400 depending on your and your spouse’s ages.
It’s important to remember that UrbanSitter is not an agency, and we do not employ sitters. As a result, we do not provide W2s or 1099s to sitters. That’s why we’ve put together this handy list of resources that you can use to help make filing your taxes as easy as possible.
How do taxes work?
How do I know what taxes I owe?
- The IRS provides a lot of helpful information on taxes.
- There are also lots of online nanny tax calculators and similar resources.
Where can I find my UrbanSitter earnings?
You can find a complete history of all payments received through UrbanSitter on your Account – Transactions screen.
How do I file my taxes?
- File your taxes online for free, directly through the IRS.
- Find a financial advisor or tax lawyer who can help you file your taxes (usually for a fee).
- You can always consider using a do-it-yourself service, like TurboTax, as well.
Where can I get tax help or advice?
- The Internal Revenue Service
- H&R Block
- Credit Karma
- Find a local financial advisor or other tax professional.
Will I receive a tax form from UrbanSitter?
UrbanSitter does not provide tax forms for babysitters or parents registered on our website or app. When using urbansitter.com, babysitters are independent contractors, not employees of UrbanSitter.
If you need to know your earnings for the previous year, you can find a complete history of all payments received through UrbanSitter on your Account – Transactions screen.
Where can I find more information on taxes?
We hope we’ve helped answer the question of “do babysitters need to pay taxes?” If you need more detailed tax information please visit the following sites:
Are there resources that can be used throughout the year to make filing taxes easier?
Yes! If you’re a full-time nanny or babysit for the same family on a regular basis throughout the year, services like Paychex, The Nanny Tax Company, Intuit, or Square Payroll can help keep track of your earnings and taxes paid.
Disclaimer: UrbanSitter’s presentation of the resources in this blog post is not in any way an endorsement or tax advice. Taxes and tax advice are complicated by nature, and you should be sure to do your own due diligence when preparing for the upcoming tax season. UrbanSitter is not responsible for any tax or other advice provided by any entity, nor is UrbanSitter responsible for filing or assisting in the filing of taxes for parents, babysitters, and/or nannies registered on www.urbansitter.com.