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No offense to any ofthe docs, but when I was in high school and worked for pay during the summer, I paid social security taxes --- AND there was no question that I was a student (even listed student on income tax return). Earned income (possibly above some de minimis amount, Pixy or Phil?) requires payment of social security, unless the employee falls into some specially exempt class (generally one which is not covered by Social Security -- federal workers [but maybe not any more, Phil?], certain county employees, members of Congress, IIRC, etc.), but I am not aware of any general "student" exemption.

I am on a postdoctoral fellowship and my stipend is not subject to FICA. I think this is the sort of thing the previous poster had in mind.

--Boffo
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