The federal law which requires employers to withhold a portion of employee wages and pay them to the government trust fund which provides retirement benefits. An acronym for Federal Insurance Contributions Act. More commonly known as social security.

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I didn't like FICA because it had to do with the government and I did not trust the government at all with anything.

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When he received his first check from his new job at a software conglomerate, he was surprised by the amount of money withheld for FICA.

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Our company is responsible for the periodic payment of FICA taxes withheld from our employee's pay together with a matching FICA contribution paid for by the employer.

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