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Level 1


I had no employment in 2020. Just got my retirement and Social Security. Would I still get a W-2?

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Level 15


You only get a W-2 if you were employed by someone. 

Level 15


You should get a 1099R for retirement and a SSA-1099 for Social Security.


ENTER 1099R 

The easiest way to get to the 1099-R entry screen is to simply search for 1099-R (upper- or lower-case, with or without the dash) in your TurboTax program and then click the "Jump to" link in the search results.


Enter a 1099R under

Federal Taxes on the left side

Wages & Income at the top


Then scroll way down to Retirement Plans and Social Security,

Then IRA, 401(k), Pension Plans (1099R) - click Start or Revisit


If you are filing a Joint return be sure to pick which person it is for.



Enter a SSA-1099, SSA-1099-SM or RRB-1099  under

Federal Taxes on the left side or top

Wages and Income

Then scroll down to Retirement Plans and Social Security

Then the second line - Social Security (SSA-1099. RRB-1099) - click the Start or Revisit  button


2020 1040 line 6a is the gross Social Security amount and 6b is the taxable part of Social Security.


Up to 85% of Social Security 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


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