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Social Security: Filing taxes with benefits as a main source of income

Millions of Americans collect Social Security each month, and for many it’s their only source of income. What happens with tax returns?

tax return forms used to file with the irs if your source of income is social security

Your chances of paying taxes are lower if Social Security is your only source of income, but it really depends on the situation.

If your only income at all is Social Security, filing a tax return isn’t necessary.


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When you should file a tax return if you collect Social Security

If you received refunds and carried over refunds from years before, according to Marca you should file a tax return.

You will get most of that money back.

If you work or have self employment income then you need to file taxes.

This is to figure out if you owe or are owed taxes from your withholdings.


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Anyone with healthcare that would be filing with you or claimed by you from the Affordable Care Act Marketplace needs to have their taxes filed.

This is to reconcile your premium adjustments and credits.

You must file taxes if you used your health savings account for medical expenses.

If you have questions about whether you need to file a tax return or not, you can check with the IRS here.

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