Up to 85% of Social Security Retirement/Disability/Survivors benefits becomes taxable when all your other income plus 1/2 your social security reaches:
- Married Filing Jointly - $32,000
- Single or Head of Household - $25,000
- Married Filing Separately - 0
If you are being claimed as a dependent then you lose the personal exemption of $4,050. You would only receive the standard deduction of $6,300 since you are filing as Single.
The SS benefit amount is shown on Form 1040 Line 20a, taxable on Line 20b. For a Form 1040A Line 14a and 14b respectively.
If you received income reported on a Form 1099-R then the taxable amount of that income will be shown on Form 1040 Line 15b or 16b. On Form 1040A Line 11b and 12b respectively.
Also review any other income reported on Lines 7 through 21 on Form 1040 or Lines 7 through 14 on Form 1040A.
The TurboTax program calculation for the taxable amount of SS benefits only uses the IRS approved worksheets based on the tax code.