I never really thought much about whether Au Pairs have to pay US income taxes. I always thought that one of the benefits of using an Au Pair Agency was that the agency somehow dealt with that? Or maybe they don’t make enough money really to have anything to pay? I honestly don’t know what the details are.
But someone out there knows about au pairs and income taxes, right?
Apparently the Cultural Care website has information about taxes in the (nonpublic) family area, so CC families may know more about this.
As one Host Mom emailed:
We’ve been in the Au Pair program for nearly three years with three wonderful APs, and this is the first time the issue of “taxes” has surfaced. My AP received a generic email from our LCC as a reminder that April 15th is the tax deadline. None of my previous APs have filed their taxes. Has something changed? Have we been breaking the law for years?
And let me tell ya, having been picked at random to be audited twice in my life, this is one place where I wouldn’t want to bend the rules.
What’s the scoop on taxes and Au Pairs?