Know these legal facts before hiring someone to clean your home.
World Maid Clean handles each of these items so you don't have to. Not all house cleaning companies follow the rules. Don't be liable. Make sure you know the company or person you hire is following the law.
FACT 1. If you hire an independent housecleaner, you must sign up for an Employer ID Number with the IRS. You are required to pay Social Security and Medicare (also known as FICA) and Federal Unemployment Tax. You may also be liable for Federal Income Tax withholding, state taxes and disability taxes. These taxes become part of your personal tax liability and must be reported on your Form 1040. Penalties for non-payment include interest penalties and fines.
(For the entire list of forms to be completed, see this page on the IRS website .)
FACT 2. You must verify that the person is legally allowed to work in the United States by having them complete the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form. Penalties for hiring illegal aliens range from $250 to $10,000. You should keep a signed W-4 form on file for each employee; you may also want to keep a photocopy of each employee's Social Security card.
(For the entire list of forms to be completed, see this page on the IRS website .
FACT 3. Make sure that your homeowners' insurance includes a liability clause in case your employee gets injured at your home. At least $300,000 in liability protection is recommended, but up to $1 million in an umbrella or excess liability policy may be needed to protect you. You also may be liable for workers' compensation payments that would not be covered by your homeowner's insurance.
See this page for workers compensation laws in your state.
When World Maid Clean comes to your house for your cleaning needs, you do not need to worry about any of the "facts" above.
These are just 3 of the many things we take care of for our customers, outside of the actual "cleaning" of your house, so you can focus on what is important, and leave the rest to us!