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SSA Federal ID

Where doI find the Federal Identification Number for Social Security.  Turbo won't let me get past this field w/o it.


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Texas Roger
Level 15

SSA Federal ID

If you are entering social security benefits that you received, there is no place to enter a Federal Identification Number. You may be trying to enter them in the wrong place. Type form SSA 1099 in the search box and click on jump to form SSA 1099. 

Level 15

SSA Federal ID

If it's asking for an EIN number you are entering it in the wrong place. There is no EIN on social security SSA-1099.


If you only get ssi or SS or SSDI it is not taxable and you do not have to file a return. 


Try going to the search box and type in SSA-1099 or Social Security Benefits.  That will give you a Jump To link to take you directly to it.



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


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


SSA 1099 Where.jpg

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