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Tax Information for Au Pairs


We have been talking about taxes at our Coffee Meetings since January and the deadline for filing is approaching.

Here are some of the basic questions:

Who is supposed to file taxes? – All au pairs who made $3950 or more in the calendar year (Jan 1 – Dec 31.) Au pairs who made less than $3950, are not required to file a tax return for 2014.

Will all au pairs have to pay something? – No, it depends on when you arrived and how much money you earned last year.

When are 2014 taxes due? – April 15, 2015

Where can I get the tax form? –  1040NR-EZ Form

Where can I get the instruction booklet?1040NR-EZ Booklet

Where can I get detailed information and see a sample au pair tax form?APIA Tax Info for Au Pairs *Important note – This tax info document contains a very helpful sample filled out tax form. It will open properly in all browsers except Firefox. I suggest you open this in Chrome, Safari or IE*

Where should I mail my tax return form?
Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
P.O. Box 1303
Charlotte, NC 28201-1303

How do I write a check or money order? – Check here

How do I address an envelope? – Check here

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

443px-Happy_Mother's_Day_-_geograph.org.uk_-_709934Mother’s Day is celebrated each year in the U.S. on the second Sunday in May. This year that is May 11. It is always a nice gesture to do something for your host mom. You could help the children make a surprise for her or give her a card yourself. Any gesture is appreciated. Don’t forget to send a special message to your own mom back home. Without her love and support, you wouldn’t be here today. 🙂

Looking for some great Mother’s Day ideas?

Check out the Au Pair in America Mother’s Day pinboard on Pinterest.