Taxes

We’re Working Together to Secure Today and Tomorrow

February 27, 2017 • By

Your first job is a landmark occasion. You’re meeting new people, making professional connections, and probably cashing that first paycheck. You might be a little surprised when you see a portion of your earnings go to a tax called “FICA” for the Federal Insurance Contributions Act. This deduction goes to Social Security and is your […]

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No Need to Visit a Field Office: Replace Your SSA-1099 Benefit Statement Online

February 2, 2017 • By

We’re with you through life’s journey, putting you in control of your finances and future. Social Security has made requesting or replacing your annual Benefit Statement even easier. The Benefit Statement is also known as the SSA-1099 or the SSA-1042S. Now you have the ability to download it anytime and anywhere you want using our […]

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Finding Value—and my Social Security—in light of Budget Cuts

January 9, 2017 • By

Every payday, you have Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) and Self-Employed Contributions Act (SECA) taxes deducted from your paycheck. Nearly all of these contributions are used to pay Social Security benefits to more than 60 million retired, disabled, and widowed workers and their children, as well as to Medicare beneficiaries. A very small amount also […]

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Own a Small Business? File Your W-2s Online

November 21, 2016 • By

If you’re a small business owner, you know you have to file your Form W‑2 information with Social Security every year. You might not have realized you can save time and avoid errors by filing online. The filing deadline for tax year 2016 is January 31, 2017. Getting started is easy.  Just register for Business Services […]

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Is Someone You Know Wondering “Who” FICA Is?

August 22, 2016 • By

Social Security’s Acting Commissioner, Carolyn W. Colvin, likes to tell this amusing story. A colleague’s teenage daughter came home bursting with excitement after receiving her first paycheck. But she had one question about her earnings statement. “Well, Dad” — she asked him earnestly — “who is this FICA?”

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Tax Season — It’s About What You Know

March 17, 2016 • By

Did you know that your Social Security benefits may be taxable? This includes your monthly retirement, survivor, and disability benefits. About one-third of people receiving Social Security benefits must pay taxes on some of these benefits, depending on the amount of their taxable income. This may happen if you have other significant income in addition […]

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Prepare for Your Future with my Social Security and myRA

February 29, 2016 • By

Your future belongs to you. Although retirement may seem far off, life moves quickly, and it’s important to take the right steps now to ensure your financial wellbeing down the road. To help more Americans prepare for long-term financial security, Social Security and the Department of the Treasury are joining forces to launch Envision a […]

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Join the 19 Million People who have my Social Security Accounts

July 2, 2015 • By

At some point in his or her life, almost every American will need, or will at least be eligible for, Social Security benefits. Our website has quickly become our newest hub for many of our customers to conduct their business with us. Already more than half of our customers who apply for retirement or disability benefits, […]

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Extra Services For Employers

June 8, 2015 • By

Our beneficiaries aren’t the only ones who do business with Social Security. We have a variety of online tools for employers that make managing employee information quick, easy, and secure.

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