Dependent Social Security Benefits & Taxes?

Answer Social Security not only pays retirement benefits, it will pay survivor benefits to a spouse and children to compensate for the lost income if a family wage earner dies. This money may be taxable,... Read More »

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How to File Taxes Without a Social Security Number for a Dependent?

All dependents in your care must be identified by a tax identification number when you file your taxes, even if that dependent is ineligible for a Social Security number. You should start the proce... Read More »

When will my Social Security dependent child's benefits end?

A Social Security dependent child's benefits stop when he reaches age 18, unless he still is a student (no further than 12th grade) or disabled. If the child is a student, benefits will continue un... Read More »

Do we pay taxes on Social Security benefits?

You only pay income taxes on Social Security benefits if your total taxable income, including the benefits, exceeds the annual limits. As of 2010, no matter how much income you make, you only pay f... Read More »

Do you pay taxes on Social Security benefits?

Your Social Security benefits might be taxable, depending on your total income and filing status. As of 2010, no more than 85 percent of your Social Security benefits will be included in your taxab... Read More »