FICA

or F.I.C.A.

[ fahy-kuh, fee- ]
/ ˈfaɪ kə, ˈfi- /

Federal Insurance Contributions Act: U.S. government legislation under which taxes are levied for the support of Social Security.
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FICA

[ (feye-kuh) ]

An acronym for Federal Insurance Contributions Act. FICA taxes are deducted from the pay of most American workers to support Social Security programs.


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