Today I am featuring a triple play for nannies! There was just too many great things to share that I decided to share them all with you today!
Recently two important things were announced: the IRS changed the mileage rates and they have developed a Smartphone App for assisting in your hourly wages etc. The IRS seems to be on the ball this week.
Effective July 1, 2011, the IRS standard mileage reimbursement rate will increase to 55.5 cents per mile. The rate for January 1 – June 30 2011 is 51 cents per mile.
You will want to make to sure that you let your employers know for the July 1, 2011 start date.
The next item up is a Smartphone App that you can utilize in your job to track your hours.
The US Department of Labor has introduced a new spartphone “app” to help hourly employees (nannies, housekeepers, maids and other household employees are ALL hourly under the Fair Labor Standards Act [FLSA]) track the hours they actually work. This is all a part of an effort to aide employees in independently tracking their work hours, independent of employer records, and will assist them in prosecuting claims for unpaid wages and unpaid overtime.
The final item is that Nannypalooza’s early bird registration is fast approaching-Friday July 1, 2011! You don’t want to miss out on this incredible conference November 5-6, 2011 in Ellicot City, Maryland at the Turf Valley Resort. Nannypalooza is sponsored by HomeWork Solutions/4nannytaxes.com
Here is a sneak peek at some of the speakers. They are pretty amazing!
Here is the link to register:
Please use the code 27Q6JQ when making your hotel reservation for these discounted rates. Rates start at $104 for double occupancy.
There are several airline deals right now through Southwest Airlines (which flies into BWI-Baltimore Washington). You can also check into Fly, Kayak, and Hotwire for various comparisons on airfare. You will want to fly out late in the day on Sunday as there are workshops on Sunday. Fly out after work on Friday and be ready for fun on Saturday and Sunday. Airtran, JetBlue, US AIR, American, Continental, and Delta also flies into BWI. You will want to choose BWI over Dulles (IAD) and National (DCA), as those are over an hour away from Baltimore. You would need to rent a car and deal with the traffic around Washington DC to get to the conference.
If you would rather drive here is a breakdown of driving distances:
from Columbus, Ohio- 7 hours
from NYC- 3 hours 45 minutes
from Durham, NC- 5 hours
from Philadelphia, Pa- 2 hours
from Richmond, VA- 2 hours 45 minutes
from West Orange, NJ- 3 hours 45 minutes