Nanny Survey 2008: Paying Social Security
Archived Q&A and Reviews
22. Do you pay the nanny's portion of social security and medicare (in addition to the employer's portion)?
will be 1/2 contribution to SS
The au pair is resident of Norway and does not get those benefits
"we offered, and she refused."
she reports and pays her own share
"yes; we made sure that her take home pay didn't change when we started to pay taxes for her, so i assume that we do."
No. We did with our last nanny and it was a bookkeeping NIGHTMARE.
We cannot report her earnings as she is undocumented.
same as above
her portion comes out of her paycheck
we withhold that amount from her check and submit with our taxes
She pays her own taxes.
"we use to - it became to complicated with taxes, so we gave her a raise to cover it"