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Do I put my Form SSA- 1099 on my tax return? I

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Do I put my Form SSA- 1099 on my tax return? I

Yes. TurboTax will automatically calculate what portion, if any, of your Social Security benefits are taxable. If your only income is from Social Security, you probably don't make enough money to be required to file a return. In that case, please see here Do I need to file a federal return this year?

Any SSA-1099 form, regardless of the suffix, gets entered the same way. This applies to entering any SSA-1099, SSA-1099-SM, or SSA-1099-R-OP1. 

Use these steps to help enter that SSA-1099:

  • Sign into your account and click Take me to my return
  • Using the Search box in the upper right corner, type SSA-1099 and hit enter
  • Then click on Jump to SSA-1099
  • Select Yes, let's work on Social Security benefits and click Continue.
  • Check the first box, Social Security Benefits (Form SSA-1099)
  • Enter the amounts for yourself and/or your jointly-filing spouse, if they received an SSA-1099 also.
    • SSA-1099s for your children and other dependents are not to be reported on your return. They should report it on their own return, but only if they're required to file a return for some other reason (this is uncommon).
  • Then click Continue.
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