InterExchange Au Pair USA and Local Coordinators get a lot of tax questions every year from au pairs and host families. Below are a list of tax info and tips for au pairs and their host families for the upcoming tax season from the IRS website. You can find out more here from the InterExchange Au Pair USA blog!
Remember, InterExchange staff and Au Pair USA Local Coordinators are not licensed tax advisors and cannot provide official tax advice.
1. The U.S. Department of Labor has determined that the au pair stipend constitutes “wages” because an employer-employee relationship exists between the au pair and his/her host family. These wages are therefore subject to federal taxation. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the government agency that collects federal income taxes. Read More