When did Social Security start being taxed?

Answer Social Security benefits became taxable for the first time in 1983, when President Ronald Reagan signed into law an amendment passed by Congress. Depending on a person's combined income, up to 50 p... Read More »

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Why is a Social Security check taxed?

The Social Security Act was signed into law by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1935. Social Security creates a foundation of economic security for the American people and is funded partiall... Read More »

Is Social Security taxed as income?

As of 2010, federal law prohibits any taxation of more than 85 percent of a person's Social Security benefits. The taxation rate varies depending on the amount of a person's income outside the bene... Read More »

Is Social Security Disability taxed in Pennsylvania?

Social Security disability benefits are not taxed in Pennsylvania if the benefits are the sole source of income. FinancialWeb states that you may be required to pay taxes on disability benefits if ... Read More »

Are Social Security benefits taxed in Arizona?

Arizona is one of 28 states with an income tax that does not tax Social Security benefits, provided that Social Security income is received under Title II of the Social Security Act. Title II appli... Read More »