This election season, many people will get part-time jobs working at the polls. This compensation is taxable, as is all earned income.
But income tax withholding is not required unless the worker requests it by giving a completed W-4 to the state or municipality. FICA tax generally doesn’t apply if workers are paid less than $1,900 in 2020. If your wages are $1,900 or more, FICA tax applies from the first dollar paid. In some localities, however, a lower wage level could trigger FICA tax withholding