Taxes: Employer Taxes

Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only and should not be considered professional legal or tax advice.

Household employers are required to pay the employer’s portion of Social Security and Medicare, federal and state unemployment taxes, and any additional taxes your state, country, or city imposes. You can expect for your employer taxes to be 9 to 11% of your nanny’s gross wages.


Employers are also responsible for withholding their nanny’s portion of Social Security and Medicare. Employers are not legally required to withhold income taxes however most employers do for the convenience of their nanny.