According to the IRS, you have a household employee if you hired someone to do household work and that worker is your employee.  The worker is your employee if you can control not only what work is done, but how it is done.  It is also irrelevant how you hired the employee, (if through an agency), if they are full time or part time or whether you pay them hourly, daily, weekly or by the job.

Below is a list of typical household employees:

Babysitters, Caretakers, Cleaning people, Domestic workers, Drivers, Health aides, Housekeepers, Maids, Nannies, Private nurses and Yard workers.

Why is this important to know?  As your employees, you are responsible filing and paying payroll taxes for these individuals.

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