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If I Am Behind With Filing My Tax Returns As An Expat Who Has Lived And Worked Outside The US For Over Twenty Years And Has Never Made Over...
User Photo John Stancil
Tax Professional Level: Master Tax Advisor

First of all, I am not certain what $85,000 threshold you refer to. The Foreign Earned Income Credit is now $102,100 that is what \you are making reference to. If you have paid into social security your delinquent...   Read More
Are Social Security Benefits Paid To American Who Is Residing In Israel, Taxable Income In Israel And The US?
User Photo Chaim Wolff, CPA
Tax Professional Level: Tax Enthusiast

Residents of Israel can use the US Israel tax treaty to report the the social security benefits as tax exempt.   Read More
Are Social Security Benefits Paid To American Who Is Residing In Israel, Taxable Income In Israel And The US?
User Photo Caran Ebert, CPA
Tax Professional Level: Tax Enthusiast

Social Security income is added to other income on the tax return in order to determine taxability and there is no tax due on certain income thresholds according to filing status. An American citizen must report...   Read More
Should My Dependents' Social Security Income Be Reported On My Form 8962?
User Photo John Stancil
Tax Professional Level: Master Tax Advisor

Yes, you should have included their modified adjusted gross income (MAGI), including any social security benefits, on line 2b. Line 2a is for your MAGI, which would include any non-taxable social security that you...   Read More
New Client - Retired - Wife Passed Away In 2014. Closed Out Many Pensions And IRAs To Cover Medical Expenses, Yet Owes IRS $18,000.
User Photo John Stancil
Tax Professional Level: Master Tax Advisor

Social security benefits are taxable on a sliding scale, depending on the modified adjusted gross income of the couple. The amount of SS that is taxable can be zero, 50 or 85%. Since their MAGI exceeded $44,000...   Read More
Are My Social Security Checks Taxed In California? I Am Married And My Husband Also Receives Social Security.
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Tax Professional Level: Tax Enthusiast

Social Security Income is only taxable if you have other income. If the only income you and your spouse have is SS, it is not taxable. If you or your spouse do have other sources of income, a portion of your SS...   Read More
Is Military Differential Subject To FICA Withholding? How Does This Affect My Social Security Benefits?
User Photo Steven Potts JD EA IAR
Tax Professional Level: Tax Enthusiast

For purposes of Social Security coverage, section 209(a) of the Act defines wages as “remuneration…for employment” and section 210(a) defines employment (in part) as “any service…performed…by an...   Read More
I Am Now Retired And Have Filed For Social Security. Do I Have To Pay Taxes On Social Security Benefits?
User Photo William Keats
Tax Professional Level: Master Tax Advisor

You may have to pay taxes on part of your social security benefits. The net result is based on a formula. Basically, if you are single, and income is $25000. or more; married-filing-jointly, and income over $...   Read More
I Received A Social Security Benefit In One Lump Sum That Covered Several Prior Year Benefits. Do I Need To Report This To The IRS?
User Photo William Keats
Tax Professional Level: Master Tax Advisor

Yes, you report this for the year of receipt. However, there is a formula on the bottom of the social security worksheet that gives you a more favorable result.   Read More
My Mother Wants To Start Collecting Social Security At 62 And Still Continue Her Small Business. How Do Schedule C Earnings Affect Her...
User Photo David Gadberry
Tax Professional Level: Tax Enthusiast

Per the Social Security website: If you are under full retirement age for the entire year, we deduct $1 from your benefit payments for every $2 you earn above the annual limit. For 2012, that limit is $14,640....   Read More


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