Nanny superannuation

Nannies in the home are exempt from super if they work less than 30 hours a week, the moment they work 30 hours or more superannuation should be paid.

Please note if you are paying your nanny as a contractor instead of an employee, you are still obligated to pay superannuation once your nanny works over the 30 hour mark. The ATO website has further information on the this area.

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Nanny share – employment & tax considerations

The main benefit of the nanny share arrangement is to reduce the cost of child care. To get this arrangement to work effectively there is a great deal of research, agreement and discussion that will have to done between the share parents. There is plenty of information out there on the pros and cons on nanny share systems but not very much information on how to arrange payment.

Payment and employment contract issues need to be discussed before entering a nanny share arrangement.

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