Income Tax on
Social Security

Will you pay income tax on Social Security payments?

If Social Security is your only income, usually your benefits are not taxable, and you do not need to file a federal income tax return. See a tax consultant, at least the first year you begin Social Security to assure yourself on your tax status.

If you do have income plus Social Security payments, you may have to pay federal income taxes on your Social Security benefits. You'll pay taxes on Social Security if you have income (working wages, interest on investments, and other taxable income on your tax return).

The maximum federal tax is payable on 85 percent of your Social Security benefit, per IRS rules.

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