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A family who employs a Texas nanny is responsible for paying a nanny tax on that person. Families who pay nannies more than $1500 in a calendar year must pay nanny taxes according to the standards set up by the federal government. These taxes include Social Security and Medicare, federal unemployment taxes, state employment taxes, and disability. For those families who use nanny agencies to employ their Texas nanny, the agency should pay the nanny tax only if the family pays the agency for the nanny's services. Otherwise, the family is responsible for paying the nanny payroll tax.