61 thoughts on “1 Month Until Tax Day. Social Security Can Help You Prepare!

    • Because most people take more out than they ever pay in. That’s why higher income earners can pay at their tax rate on part of their SSA (85%)

      • Why should people have to pay state taxes when they are already low income bracket receiving Social Security? Rediculous!

    • The Soc Sec taxes you paid while you were working supported the Soc Sec benefits of those people who were already retired. Your taxes are NOT a form of savings account for your own Soc Sec benefits. Now that you are retired the Soc Sec taxes of those people who are presently working are allocated to pay your benefits. The working generation has always provided the benefits for the retired generation; it has always been a pay forward system. In the past there was a higher ratio of workers to retirees than there is now, and that was a good thing. That ratio has fallen sharply and the situation puts more strain on the pay forward system and causes many young people to think the system will be bankrupt before they retire. You can thank Al Gore for making up to 85% of your benefits taxable, before his vote that number was 50%.

  1. I get RSDI every month and I work part time. I have W2’s can I file for taxes? If I file for taxes and receive a return will that stop me from getting my benefits if my return is more than $1170 a month?

  2. Do a individual who have a annual income for less 12,000 a year that receive a 1099 have to file for Tax Return?

  3. My daughter Danielle site needs extra help with childcare and extra financial help she is a widow from a sudden death my husband May of 2017 she receives his social security benefits but needs extra help because she’s single with a baby please help me by contacting me or sending me a link for extra help thank you her mother Debbie Sipes

    • Disability payments are established at the highest rate possible, Michael. When you receive disability benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program, we will automatically convert your disability benefits to retirement benefits, when you attain your Full Retirement Age. The benefit amount will generally remain the same. Thanks!

  4. Do you help file taxes for disability benefits for one spouse and SSI, retirement benefits for the other spouse? We would truly appreciate your help. Mr.& Mrs. Lemuel Due. 1-918-616-3593 or home phone number 918-485-2466 Thank you, Charlene Ann Due

    • Hi Charlene, for information on Income Taxes And Your Social Security Benefit visit our Benefits Planner. For tax questions, you will need to contact the IRS. Their toll-free number is 1-800-829-1040. Thanks!

  5. Also be aware that I was a victom of IDENTYTY THEFT
    where a supposidly feiend in a wheel chair stole my phone, I had to get a new phone, and Phone #, when
    the person in the wheel chair tried to give the old phone
    back, I told him I had closed that number, and had a new
    phone, and #, I am still having problems with accounts!!

  6. I am seperated from my husband and he has completely taken over my idenity, I cant even get into my SSA. He has taken my Apple ID, email and user name. I got info that my account had been changed, I called several times talked with different people got all different answers. I tried to get in my account and could not get in so the person blocked my account. I ask her how I could file an appeal if I could not get into my account to see for myself what had happened. Still cant get in would appreciate some help getting in my account. Thanks, Nancy Freeman (859)432-1113

    • Hi Nancy! If you are unable to create an account or encounter a problem with your my Social Security account, you may:
      •Call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. At the voice prompt, say “helpdesk”; or
      •Contact your local Social Security office.

  7. Hello Sir, Ma’am,
    Reading all these comments and reply is very useful to people who needs help … this is a wonderful idea and we all appreciates the helps that we received …
    Thank you …

    • Thank you, Neena! We’re pleased we can help. We will continue our efforts to meet your requirements and expectations in the years to come.

  8. After tax cuts by president,how come my as check doesn’t show a slight increase,as I have taxes taken out of my check?

  9. As a Advisor I really appreciate the SS Administration and the great work their staff does. Probably the best program where you can always find out what you will get at retirement.

    • Thanks for your feedback, Amit! We value your opinion of us and look forward to many more years of serving you in the future.

    • We’re sorry that you’re having difficulties, Melissa.
      If you are unable to create an account or encounter a problem with your my Social Security account, you may:
      •Call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. At the voice prompt, say “helpdesk”; or
      •Contact your local Social Security office. Thanks!

    • Hi Shirley, for tax questions, you will need to contact the IRS. Their toll-free number is 1-800-829-1040. Thanks!

  10. I have not filed my 2017 Income Tax forms as of yet because my new wife is overseas in Morocco and I do have her W-7 Form for her ITN request. Will I be able to file as married filing jointly? Thank You.

    • For income tax questions, you will need to contact the IRS. Their toll-free number is 1-800-829-1040.

  11. Filing jointly and only have SS. Did Turbo Tax and wasn’t going to file then received 1099-Rs from a previous employer, one for $138.72 with &27.74 tax withheld and one for $6.42 with no tax withheld. Do I need to file this or not?

    • Hi Marian, for tax questions, you will need to contact the IRS. Their toll-free number is 1-800-829-1040. Thanks!

  12. My # is *** – ** – ***. I would like to have my back taxes taken out of my check by 100$ a month, I am already paying 50$ a month plus 686$ for this years taxes which makes 2084$ taxes. Please let me know that whether I can do this. I will have to call IRS to arrange this payment or would you, I have a already made the previous years arrangements now I have to make this years added to what I already owe. Thank you.

  13. I have epilepsy, and I been having this since I was 15 yrs. old!!😔 And I been having trouble on trying to see if I qualify for disability benefits, and I haven’t been working since May, 2017 and I haven’t gotten an answer to see if I’m gonna qualify or not?? 😕😔 And I had already fill out some paper forms & I already returned it back to them & all sign in too!!😉😊

    • My friend has a car and he’s going to be the new payee how do I do it to change it to put it on a new car

    • Hello Constance. Some people have to pay federal income taxes on their Social Security benefits. This usually happens only if you have other substantial income (such as wages, self-employment, interest, dividends and other taxable income that must be reported on your tax return) in addition to your benefits. See our Benefit Planner: Income Taxes And Your Social Security Benefit for more information. Thanks!

  14. I receive SS Disability. My 2 sons receive a small portion of my disability amount.
    Their father is in prison. I have yet to get a divorce.
    I am their only source of support and they live with me.
    Can I file federal taxes and receive EITC?

  15. I have a Situation regarding an overpayment. I’ve been trying to get in contact with the supervisor basically for the last year to kind of settle this huge overpayment that initially was $176,000 owed to you. I am not really getting anywhere I really need help with somebody internally there at Social Security can someone call me ASAP 702-523-2342 so we can get this taken care of just been going on for 10 years eight different overpayment.

    • We wish we could be more help Tracy, but for security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog. Your local office is better prepared to assist you in resolving this overpayment issue.
      For more information and to learn about appeals and waiver rights, read our publication on “Overpayments“.
      If you still have questions, or need further assistance, you should call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thanks!

  16. after apply benefits online how long it take before I get
    first pay check , I am 68 yearsold still working I planing to
    get first pay check before get out my job,

  17. My husband William Theodore Glass passed away last December 4, 2017. I never received his tax form to file with our taxes for 2017. I tried to set him up an account so I could just print a new one but it wouldn’t let me set him up an account. Is there anyway I can have a code sent to me so I can open up an account & can print out one and not have to come into the social security office.

    • We are sorry for your loss, Leola. You can only create a my Social Security account using your own personal information and for your own exclusive use.
      In certain cases, we may disclose SSA-1099 information from the record of a deceased person, only to a survivor of the deceased and only if we are able to establish the relationship of the survivor to the deceased based on SSA records. You will need to go into the local Social Security office with proper identification and supporting documents to make a request for a replacement SSA-1099.
      For further assistance or to make an appointment, call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thanks.

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