Social Security Cost of Living Increase

January 31, 2017

Social Security has announced the cost of living increase for 2007. This increase will be a 3.3% raise reflected in your January check. The Medicare Part B premium is also going up; this premium will have a $5 increase from $88.50 to $93.50, also effective in January 2007.

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Are Social Security Benefits Taxable?

December 12, 2016

Social Security benefits are not exempt from Federal income tax. This is true for both Social Security retirement and disability benefits. SSI benefits however, are not taxable. Whether or not you have to pay income taxes on these benefits depends on your total income for the year. For most people who receive Social Security benefits [...]

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Voluntary Tax Withholding

November 2, 2016

If you find yourself owing money to Uncle Sam every year in April, voluntary tax withholding from your Social Security benefits could be the answer for you. If you receive Social Security Retirement or Disability benefits you can designate a percentage of your benefit amount to be paid to the IRS each month. This amount [...]

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Social Security Retirement at Age 62

September 3, 2016

If you plan on starting your Social Security Retirement benefits at age 62, there are several things you need to know. To start your benefits you will need to schedule an appointment or apply online; the earliest you can call to schedule the appointment is three months prior to your 62nd birthday. If you start [...]

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Social Security 1099 Forms

August 24, 2016

As of today Social Security has completed mailing form 1099 to all Disability and Retirement beneficiaries. The amounts on this 1099 have been reported to IRS for tax purposes. Remember, Social Security benefits (with the exception of SSI) are not exempt from Federal income tax. Whether or not you have to pay income tax at [...]

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