Cook in Classical Review, August 1907), called "showing the fig" (faire la figue, far la fica or le fiche), originally prophylactic in character.
With the receipt of each paycheck or when calculating their yearly taxes, many individuals wonder what "FICA" actually means.
FICA stands for the Federal Insurance Contributions Act; this is the government's tax on income to support the national social security program.
Although not called so at the time, this tax is what is known today as FICA.
Its provisions did not change, but it was renamed the Federal Income Contributions Act (FICA).