Au Pair USA is pleased to offer tax information to host families and au pairs. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers au pairs to be employees of the host family for tax purposes. This means that au pairs are required to file a tax return. The deadline for filing 2023 taxes with the IRS is April 15, 2024.
The information provided here is for general guidance only. Au Pair USA cannot provide official tax advice. We encourage you to review the information provided and consult a qualified tax advisor if you have questions.
Au pairs are responsible for declaring their income, submitting a tax return and paying taxes if owed. Host families are not required to withhold taxes unless the au pair, as the employee of the host family, requests that taxes be withheld and the host family agrees to withhold taxes. Host families typically do not need to pay federal unemployment tax for their au pairs but for more information you should refer to the Internal Revenue Service website.
Sprintax is a company providing tax preparation services to non-resident J-1 participants. They have helpful information available to help au pairs file their taxes. Sprintax has created a webinar for au pairs with information about what is required when filing their 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 2023 taxes, you will save $5 with discount code INEX500F523.
You can also find helpful information using the links below.
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.