Are Juror Fees considered reportable income?
The IRS considers juror attendance fees to be Other Income and must be reported on Line 21 of the 1040. At the end of the year, a 1099 MISC will be mailed to all jurors who earn $600 or more in attendance fees in the calendar year.
Do I get a pay stub?
We do not have a stub itemizing your days of service. However, upon request, the Clerk's Office will furnish you with a certificate stating the date you reported and that you were paid a $40.00 attendance fee. We do not list the parking or mileage that you were paid since it is a direct reimbursement of your expenses and is not recoverable by your employer.
Does my employer have to pay me?
No. However, many employers have policies which stipulate what they are willing to pay employees while they are serving. Please check with your employer regarding his or her normal procedures.
What fees are paid to jurors?
The attendance fee is $40.00 per day unless you are employed by the Federal Government. Jurors will be reimbursed for their round trip mileage from their home to the courthouse at the government mileage rate. Jurors will be reimbursed for the cost of their parking at $5.00 per day. Jurors are not required to turn in their parking ticket.
When will I receive my payment?
Petit jury checks are mailed to your home address normally by the 15th of the month following the month of service. Grand jury checks will typically be received before the next month's session.