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I received a $6.00 check from the county after I served on jury duty in July 2010. Yes I claimed it as income, mainly because TT prompted me and I was honest. I was not selected to be on a jury, though I would probably look forward to a capital murder trial and have the opportunity to squeeze the life out of one of the local killers. :shock:

It cost me $4 to park at the county parking garage, so I was up only $2.

What do YOU get for jury duty on day one?
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Will you get a 1099 and you have to pay taxes for it?
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I checked into it last year after getting a preliminary notice and it was $40/day.I did serve a couple times quite a few years ago and at time it was $12/ day + bus fare.
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If I recall correctly, in my state the employer is supposed to provide normal pay (without using up any of the employees normal paid time off) for the first three days, and the state will pay $50 a day for the fourth and later days. $50 a day is well below the state minimum wage...
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indexfundfan wrote:Will you get a 1099 and you have to pay taxes for it?
No. They rely on my impeccable honesty and integrity.
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Ten dollars a day, plus mileage or bus pass.
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mickeyd wrote:I received a $6.00 check from the county after I served on jury duty in July 2010. Yes I claimed it as income, mainly because TT prompted me and I was honest.
The $6 may have been intended as an expense reimbursement, not a service fee; in that case, it would not be income.

(This is also relevant in non-tax situations. If your employer pays your salary while you are on jury duty, you will need to turn over any service fees to your employer, but will probably be able to keep expense reimbursements.)
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mickeyd wrote:...

What do YOU get for jury duty on day one?
Satisfaction. For me, jury duty is not about the money.
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What do YOU get for jury duty on day one?
$0.00 for the first day. For subsequent days if required I believe it is $15 plus some mileage expenses.
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I served in a Jury once and had a positive experience. The pay is minimal like $6-$9. What to do with Jury pay depends on your employer and state. I think in some states, the Employer actually don't have to pay you so Jury duty is a bit of a chore. Some employer will pay you, but will force you to give them the Jury duty pay (which is a stupid idea, how much did it cost to process all that paperwork!)

You generally get no 1099, but have to report it. Frankly, I doubt it will make that much of a difference if you forgot to report it. Even if you spend a week on the Jury, it's not enough money for the IRS to come after you.

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You get the big goose egg here for day one. The local county courthouse has happily upgraded the juror waiting facilities, which I think is great. I've never had to stay long, but I know people who have and it apparently got to be pretty uncomfortable. I'd rather have any day one money go to something like that.
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CABob wrote:
What do YOU get for jury duty on day one?
$0.00 for the first day. For subsequent days if required I believe it is $15 plus some mileage expenses.
+1

We have "one day or one trial", which I like a lot better than the old way. If you don't get selected for a jury on the first day you get called in, you are finished serving. The idea is that EVERYONE should serve at least one day, no excuses allowed (unless deceased or incapacitated).
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joe8d wrote:I checked into it last year after getting a preliminary notice and it was $40/day.I did serve a couple times quite a few years ago and at time it was $12/ day + bus fare.
As a fellow New Yorker, I recall it was $40 for the one day I served back in 2007. I was still working at the time (only P/T), but the day I had to go in coincided with a day I normally worked, so I got paid for it. My employer deducted $28 from my pay because I was allowed to exclude $12 based on the cents-per-mile reinbursement they allowed for deductible business travel expenses. [Never mind that not having to take the trains to my office that day saved me $20 LOL!]

My earlier jury duty services had a lower daily pay although I don't recall if it were $12 when I went (probably close to it).
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celia wrote:
CABob wrote:
What do YOU get for jury duty on day one?
$0.00 for the first day. For subsequent days if required I believe it is $15 plus some mileage expenses.
+1

We have "one day or one trial", which I like a lot better than the old way. If you don't get selected for a jury on the first day you get called in, you are finished serving. The idea is that EVERYONE should serve at least one day, no excuses allowed (unless deceased or incapacitated).
This seems to be what we have in New York now. When I served in 2007, I was among a group of 30 prospective jurors questioned the whole day by two yakkety lawyers for a civil case. It took them all day to get 6 jurors plus two alternates but I was lucky enough to be among the 5 or 6 who were never individually questioned. It was already after 4 PM by then so we got our certificates and were told not to return the next day (and would not be called for state jury duty for at least 7 years). The check for $40 (one day of jury duty service) arrived soon thereafter.
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I was called twice for federal jury duty and once for county. One call was for multiple days with overnight stays even though I never got onto a jury. My employers (two different ones) paid my normal salary although wanted to be reimbursed for the fee I was paid for jury duty. For the federal, all applicable expenses, including parking, hotel, food, tolls, gas etc was paid by the government.
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Just served in McLean County, Illinois (Bloomington)- $10/day plus mileage on every day you report, even if you get released after an hour. Not sure what they use for the mileage rate but I think it must be at least in the .30-.40 range. They told us it was taxable income but that they weren't issuing 1099s so we would need to remember it for next year.
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celia wrote:
CABob wrote:
What do YOU get for jury duty on day one?
$0.00 for the first day. For subsequent days if required I believe it is $15 plus some mileage expenses.
+1

We have "one day or one trial", which I like a lot better than the old way. If you don't get selected for a jury on the first day you get called in, you are finished serving. The idea is that EVERYONE should serve at least one day, no excuses allowed (unless deceased or incapacitated).
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Sounds like California. I just finished my week on a call in panel last week. I did not get called in, but have in the past. Last year, I went to the main courthouse for one day and was finished. It is worthy, interesting and everyone should get to be part of the process. Just my 2 cents.

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I think it is $27 per day, now paid in cash each day you are called to show up and do show up.
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Post by Rick_29T9W »

I had to serve as a juror on a one day trial last year. They asked me how far I had to drive to get to the courthouse, and I told them it was about 7 miles each way. So, after the trial, I received a check for about $17 for my travel expenses. I had also wondered if reimbursing my travel expenses should be counted as income or not.

I was glad the whole process was over in just one day, include the hour long wait before the trail began.
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Re: Jury Duty

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mickeyd wrote:I received a $6.00 check from the county after I served on jury duty in July 2010. Yes I claimed it as income, mainly because TT prompted me and I was honest. I was not selected to be on a jury, though I would probably look forward to a capital murder trial and have the opportunity to squeeze the life out of one of the local killers. :shock:

It cost me $4 to park at the county parking garage, so I was up only $2.

What do YOU get for jury duty on day one?
I just got called for jury duty last week. They gave me a free parking pass though. I am suprised that isn't given to all jurors when using their parking facilities.
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I last served on jury duty about 2 years ago. It was the local county court. I received $15 per day plus a mileage fee for driving from my home to the county courthouse for the number of days I served.
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$10 plus $25 for mileage reimbursement.
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Nothing, they do stamp your parking ticket so you get a discount on that.
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$4 for Day 1 in Washington, DC. I believe it's intended to defray public transportation costs. We have the "one day or one trial" policy as well.
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I work in PA for a school district. My employer pays me my full pay for as many days as I am in jury duty. I was called upon a few months ago, but then the case was cancelled and I never got to go. I want to go to jury duty and I can't seem to go!
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Post by Watty »

Has anyone here ever gotten called to serve on a Grand Jury?

I have heard that that can go on for months if you are selected.


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Watty wrote:Has anyone here ever gotten called to serve on a Grand Jury?

I have heard that that can go on for months if you are selected.


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One of the guys I work with was on a Grand Jury. I'm not totally sure on the circumstances, but he had to go every other Friday for a year and a half.
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