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annapar2
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Why am I not getting tax credits for the social security tax and medicare in box 4 and 6 withheld on my 2017 W-2 and why ampaying taxes on our social security benefits?

 
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DoninGA
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Why am I not getting tax credits for the social security tax and medicare in box 4 and 6 withheld on my 2017 W-2 and why ampaying taxes on our social security benefits?

Social Security and Medicare taxes withheld on a W-2 are not reported on nor deductible on a tax return.  There is no age limit for the payment of FICA taxes on earned income.

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

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DoninGA
Level 15

Why am I not getting tax credits for the social security tax and medicare in box 4 and 6 withheld on my 2017 W-2 and why ampaying taxes on our social security benefits?

Social Security and Medicare taxes withheld on a W-2 are not reported on nor deductible on a tax return.  There is no age limit for the payment of FICA taxes on earned income.

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
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