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nanny tax

the portion of Social Security and Medicare taxes paid by the employer of a nanny, gardener, or other household worker.
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First recorded in 1990-95 Unabridged
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Contemporary definitions for nanny tax

a federal or state tax levied on those who employ live-in domestic help


The nanny tax pays for the workers' Social Security, Medicare, and unemployment benefits.'s 21st Century Lexicon
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nanny tax

noun phrase

The legal requirement, enacted in 1951, that full-time domestic child-minders be treated like other employees under the Social Security law: The Social Security ''nanny tax,'' made famous last year in confirmation hearings will be eased under legislation Congress passed Thursday

[1980s+; fr British nanny, ''childrens' nurse,'' a nickname for Ann, and found by 1795]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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