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Tax Resources for Au Pairs: A Guide to Filing for 2021

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers au pairs to be employees of the host family for tax purposes. This means au pairs must file and pay income tax for money earned in the United States in 2021. The deadline for filing your 2021 taxes is April 18, 2022. 

Sprintax is a company providing tax preparation services to non-resident J-1 participants. Sprintax has created a helpful webinar for au pairs in both English and Spanish. We encourage you to watch this video to learn about what is required when filing your taxes. 

You do not need to use a tax preparation service to file your taxes. However, if you are interested in using Sprintax to prepare and file your 2021 taxes, you will save $5 with discount code 21IEX500F5.

If you decide to file taxes without the help of a tax service, review the following information:

The information provided here is for general guidance only. Au Pair USA cannot provide official tax advice. We encourage you to review the links in this message. If you still have questions, you should contact a qualified tax advisor. Lastly, take a moment to learn how to avoid tax scams.

Theresa Edwards

Theresa Edwards has worked in the au pair industry the last 24 years. She began as a Local Coordinator and over the course of her career has mentored Field Staff, supervised thousands of placements in the U.S., and developed sales & marketing, as well as, training for the field. Theresa and her family have also hosted au pairs and now their extended family reaches Europe and Brazil where they are considered "host-grandparents" to the children of their personal au pairs. Theresa is currently the Director of Field Services for InterExchange's Au Pair USA program.

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