Do you employ someone in your home to care for family members or do other household tasks? If so, you may owe what’s commonly called the “nanny tax.” The Social Security Administration announced that for 2022, the nanny tax will be due on a household worker’s wages when the wages exceed $2,400 for the year (up from $2,300 for 2021). The nanny tax is comprised of Social Security tax and Medicare tax. The dollar threshold applies separately to each domestic worker you employ, including nannies, housekeepers, cooks, gardeners and health care workers. The threshold is adjusted annually for inflation.


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