Do you want to file & pay employment taxes?

Our clients avoid the hassles and payment of payroll taxes because each caregiver is our employee and not your responsibility.  This means that Adultcare Assistance Homecare is 100% responsible for all employer related costs including payroll taxes.  The following information applies to seniors that hire caregivers through other home care agencies that place independent contractors instead of employees.  These companies may divert the employer related tax responsibility to you.

The IRS Household Employee Tax Rates

Adultcare Assistance
Clients are
responsible for:

Other Agencies'
Clients may be
responsible for:

Social Security Tax

No Taxes

12.4% of cash wages *

Medicare Tax

No Taxes

2.9% of cash wages *

Federal Unemployment

No Taxes
No Unemployment Claims

Up to 6.0% of cash wages *

Arizona Unemployment Insurance Tax Rates

No Taxes
No Unemployment Claims

Min: 0.02%
Max: 5.4%
(ordinarily) of cash wages

* Additional and updated information available in the IRS Publication 926.

The IRS has 16 pages of instructions for individuals with household employees called the IRS Publication 926 – Household Employer’s Tax Guide.

This publication will help you decide wether you have a household employee and if you do, whether you need to pay federal employment taxes (social security tax, Medicare tax, federal unemployment tax and federal income tax withholding). It explains how to figure, pay and report these taxes for your household employee. It also explains what records you need to keep.

Some companies may claim to be a bargain and not fully explain your tax liability. Additionally, these companies may not fully disclose their practice of using independent contractors. This is why we recommend that if you suspect the use independent contractors, then you should consult with your attorney and/or accountant prior to accepting services.

Adultcare Assistance is a different type of company. Every caregiver is our employee and not your responsibility. We give our clients the peace of mind of not having to worry about paying these taxes, filling out these forms or being subjected to related IRS penalties and back taxes.

More information on this topic is provided by the Home Care Association of America Consumer Cost Comparison.

Information contained on this page is for general information purposes only.
Please contact your accountant for advice on your specific situation

Voted "Best of Arizona" for 8 Years

Adultcare Assistance Homecare is trusted by Arizona. Prestigious recognition have included Business of the Year, Arizona Mature Workers Certification, Active Adult 50+ Program Award, A+ Better Business Bureau, and voted "Best of AZ" for 8 Years by Ranking Arizona.

Personalized Care Plan

Schedules and services are flexibly designed based on your home care needs. Clients can request caregivers by the day or as needed. Popular requests include 24 hour care, nights/weekends only and transportation to medical offices. Adultcare Assistance Homecare is happy to personalize your care to meet your needs.

Care Supervisor On Call 24/7

The senior care directors at Adultcare Assistance Homecare reduce family pressure by efficiently managing home care needs. The senior care management team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure clients are not left unattended, assist in sudden changes in care needs and provide family status updates.

Locally Owned, Arizona Focused (Not A Franchise)

National franchises have a different agenda than our locally owned, Arizona focused company. Adultcare Assistance Homecare partners with several Arizona senior organizations because we trust them and they trust us. Arizona does NOT regulate home care and many have difficultly understanding the impact on their family. Our owner, Krystal Wilkinson, is passionate about local home care and was recently selected as the President of the Arizona Chapter of the Home Care Association of America.

NO Long-Term Contracts

You can easily try our caregivers for a few hours and know the difference we make with no long-term commitments. Adultcare Assistance Homecare makes it easy to cancel home care services if you are not 100% satisfied.