Information and Tips for the Upcoming Tax Season

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. 

Please contact a professional tax advisor or the IRS to determine your individual tax situation. We also recommend J-1 tax services such as Taxback or RTTax.

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 »

2012 Au Pair of the Year

The 2012 InterExchange Au Pair USA Au Pair of the Year lives right here in Alpharetta Georgia.

Every November InterExchange Au Pair USA seeks nominations from Host Families all over the country for the Au Pair of the Year Contest. I am so proud that this year’s winner is one of our cluster’s very own, Ana Paulina!

Ana Paulina’s essay, as well as her host mom’s, is on the InterExchange Au Pair USA website. Make sure you read her story! 

Ana Paulina was awarded in Miami, during the 2012 InterExchange Au Pair USA conference. While in Miami, there was a lot of shopping, site seeing and beaching!

Next time you see Ana Paulina, make sure to congratulate her on winning the Au Pair of the Year award! And if you have any questions about how you or your au pair can enter the 2013 Au Pair of the Year contest, email me at: charper [@] lc.interexchange.org

Welcome to Au Pair USA Atlanta!

Welcome to Au Pair USA Atlanta’s Blog! My name is Cara Harper and I am the Local Coordinator for Au Pair USA Atlanta.

I live in Mableton, GA with my husband Phillip and our 2 boys. I am honored to work with amazing families and au pairs bringing high quality, affordable child care to families all across the metro Atlanta area.

The Atlanta Au Pair USA blog is dedicated to bringing relevant information, local Atlanta activities and fun tips to au pairs, host families and prospective host families. The blog will give you access to anything you need to know about being an au pair, hosting an au pair and having a successful au pair year in the Atlanta area.

Au Pair USA Atlanta currently has a large and fun cluster of au pairs living with host familes in Atlanta, Buckhead, Decatur, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, Vinings, Mableton, Marietta, Alpharetta, Cumming and Suwanne. Our au pairs come from countries around the world and share their cultures with their host families. Some of the countries represented in the Atlanta area are: Brazil, Mexico, China, Germany, South Africa, Serbia, France and England.

This month, our cluster is looking forward to creative ways to share traditions and cultures as we celebrate this wonderful time of the year.

 

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