Paying taxes on your benefits

Some people who get Social Security have to pay taxes on their benefits. About one-third of our current beneficiaries pay taxes on their benefits. You’ll be affected only if you have substantial income in addition to your Social Security benefits.

• If you file a federal tax return as an “individual,” and your income is more than $25,000, you have to pay taxes.
• If you file a joint return, you may have to pay taxes, if you and your spouse have a combined income that is more than $32,000.
• If you’re married and file a separate return, you’ll probably pay taxes on your benefits.

To learn more about your rights and responsibilities when you receive disability benefits from Social Security, please click on the link below.