Depending on the amount of income you receive, your social security benefits may be taxable. If your individual income is less than $25,000, you will not be taxed. If your income is combined with that of your spouse, you will not be taxed if your combined income is less than $34,000.
To calculate your income, simply combine your total income (through employment, investments, etc.) and one half of your social security benefits. If this number is over $25,000 you must pay income tax. Remember that married couples must combine their income.
If you are having tax problems or other problems related to social security benefits, a government lawyer specializing in social security benefits can advise you of your legal rights and help guide you through the complicated legal process.
Last Modified: 07-01-2018 07:06 PM PDTLaw Library Disclaimer
We've helped more than 4 million clients find the right lawyer – for free. Present your case online in minutes. LegalMatch matches you to pre-screened lawyers in your city or county based on the specifics of your case. Within 24 hours experienced local lawyers review it and evaluate if you have a solid case. If so, attorneys respond with an offer to represent you that includes a full attorney profile with details on their fee structure, background, and ratings by other LegalMatch users so you can decide if they're the right lawyer for you.