the SSA-1099-SM lists 4 years with individual amounts and the years prior to 2013 as : dollar amount and then paid in 2017 " for other tax years " not individually like the others.
You need to enter each tax year individually to determine how much is taxable in 2017 ... keep adding another year until you enter them all OR you can skip this an just enter it all for 2017. If the SS benefits are your only income then you don't need to even file a return.
This is the wrong answer. The detail on your SSA-1099 has the exact amounts paid in 2019 for 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015. Then there is another line that has the amount paid in 2019 for other tax years. It does not separate out the amounts paid by year before 2015. When you want to enter this information, "other" is not an option for the year. What do you do to enter that information properly?
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You can enter Lump Sum Payments from 1984 through 2018. Enter $0 if your Social Security income was not taxable for the years you received the Lump Sum Payments, and enter $0 if no Adjustments were made on those years.
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