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gpate20
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Why do you pay taxes on SS when you are at SS retirement age

when is there no taxes paid on Social Security income
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macuser_22
Level 15

Why do you pay taxes on SS when you are at SS retirement age

The taxable part if SS depends on all other income.    Anywhere from 0-85% of SS can be taxable if your other income is high enough.

**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
VolvoGirl
Level 15

Why do you pay taxes on SS when you are at SS retirement age

Mainly when Social Security is your only income.

 

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

 

To see the Social Security Benefits Calculation Worksheet  in Turbo Tax Online version you would have to save your return with all the worksheets to your computer.  Or if you are using the Desktop program you can switch to Forms Mode (click Forms in the upper right) and click on SS in the list on the left side.

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