New York Post
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Workers at polling places for today’s primary and November’s general election are being required to file tax withholding forms for the first time ever in a move that could be aimed at inflating the nation’s employment numbers.
Is this really a little Election Eve trick? Here’s what I learned, you decide.
The New York City Board of Elections, which uses 30,000 to 36,000 temporary workers for both the primary and general election, said it is being ordered by the Internal Revenue Service to make “employees” out of the very temporary workers who tend the polling sites.
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But an IRS spokesperson couldn’t find such an order.
“The Internal Revenue Service has determined that all poll workers are considered employees of the Board of Elections for tax purposes,” said a Board memo dated Aug. 2 and signed by Rosanna Kostamoulas Rahmouni, coordinator of Election Day Operations.
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