TN 21 (01-98)

RS 01402.216 Domestic Services - 1994 And Later

Citations:

Sections 209 and 210 of the Social Security Act

Social Security Act

A. POLICY - WAGES

  • For the calendar years 1994 through 1997, the earnings threshold for coverage of domestic employees is $1,000 per calendar year per employer.

  • Beginning with calendar year 1998, the earnings threshold is $1,100.

  • For calendar years after 1998, the earnings threshold will adjust in multiples of $100 in a given year, as average wages adjust.

  • For 1994 only, in cases where domestic employees were paid $50 or more but less than $1,000, the employee will still receive the credit. If the total earnings on the worker's record equal $620 or more, but less than $1,000, only one quarter of coverage is credited. However, no FICA tax is due for earnings under $1,000.

  • Beginning January 1, 1995, domestic employees on farms operated for profit are no longer treated as agricultural employees. Instead they are subject to the new domestic threshold.

B. POLICY - COVERAGE

EMPLOYMENT EXCLUSION

Effective for services performed after December 31, 1994, domestic service in the private home of the employer is excluded from employment if:

  • Such service is performed in any year by an individual who was under the age of 18 during any portion of such year; and

  • Domestic service is not the individual's principal occupation.


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RS 01402.216 - Domestic Services - 1994 And Later - 01/30/1999
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:01/30/1999