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Are Social Security taxes taken out before or after taxes?
12.4%. One-half, 6.2%, is withheld from wages. The other half is paid by the employer. The employee tax rate for social security is 6.2% (amount withheld). The employer tax …rate for social security is also 6.2% (12.4% total). The 2008 wage base limit was $102,000; it increased to $108,600 in 2009, and will remain at that base through 2011. FICA contributions, including various sub (categories of things like SS, Disability, Health, etc) are 15.30% of FICA wages. What is considered FICA wages differ from other wage considerations in many ways, (it has a top limit that changes regularly of about 97.5K, how pension contributions factored, State taxes, etc.). If you are an employee, the employer MUST pay half of the contribution (so you only directly pay 7.65%). If you're self-employed, the amount normally paid by the employer is collected through something called the "self-employment tax" when you file your income tax return.
The taxes that you are paying now for for the social security and medicare insurance program are being used to pay for the benefits that the current beneficiaries are receivin…g at this time and also some of the amount is being put into a trust fund that has some government assets for use in the future for your insurance benefits.
Payroll taxes generally fall into two categories: deductions from an employee's wages and taxes paid by the employer based on the employee's wages. The first kind are taxes th…at employers are required to withhold from employees' wages, also known as withholding tax, pay-as-you-earn tax(PAYE), or pay-as-you-go tax (PAYG) and often covering advance payment of income tax, social security contributions, and various insurances (e.g., unemployment and disability). The second kind is a tax that is paid from the employer's own funds and that is directly related to employing a worker. These can consist of fixed charges or be proportionally linked to an employee's pay. The charges paid by the employer usually cover the employer's funding of the social security system, and other insurance programs.
No you do not have to have taxes taken out of your SS check. Unless you specifically request to have taxes taken out, they will not be taken out. But remember that whether y…ou have taxes taken out or not does not affect the taxability of your payments. At the end of the year, you have to fill out Form 1040 to figure out if you owe any taxes. If you didn't have enough taxes taken out, you will have to pay the difference at that time. If you had too much tax taken out, you will get a refund. Whether your SS benefits are taxable is a fairly complicated calculation that depends on your filing status, your total income, and amount of non-taxable income such as municipal bond interest. See Publication 915 for details of how to determine if your Social Security benefits are taxable: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p915.pdf
Potentially, yes-it depends on your income level. The amount taxed could be very low. In general, up to 50 percent of your SSDI benefits may be taxed, which is determined by a…dding up one-half of your SSDI benefits plus all of your other income sources. For the 2012 tax year, taxes are owed on any amount above a base level of $32,000 for couples filing jointly and $25,000 for individuals. Additionally, SSA benefits can be taxed up to 85 percent if the total of one-half of your benefits and all your other income for the tax year is more than $34,000 if filing single or $44,000 if you are married filing jointly; or if you are married, filing separately and lived with your spouse at any time during the tax year.
Social security disability and social security benefits are the same thing and would be subject to income on your correctly completed 1040 income tax return When you have othe…r sources of world wide income. Generally, if Social Security benefits were your only income, your SSB benefits are not taxable and you probably do not need to file a federal income tax return. If you have any other sources of worldwide income and (tax exempt interest and exempt dividends) then it is possible for some of your SSB to become taxable income on your income tax return and then you would be required to file an income tax return.
Go to the IRS gov website and use the search box for IRS Publication 915, Social Security and Equivalent Railroad Retirement Benefits. Publication 915 is available on the IRS …Web site. Use the search box to choose the 1040 instructions. Page 28 of the 1040 instructions book has the Social Security Benefits Worksheet for Lines 20a and 20b of the 1040 tax form. If you received income from other sources, your benefits will not be taxed unless your modified adjusted gross income is more than the base amount for your filing status. For a single taxpayer the base amount (cap) is $25,000. Your taxable benefits and modified adjusted gross income are figured on a worksheet in the Form 1040A or Form 1040 Instruction booklet. You can do the following quick computation to determine whether some of your benefits may be taxable: First, add one-half of the total Social Security benefits you received to all your other income, including any tax exempt interest and other exclusions from income.Then, compare this total to the base amount for your filing status, if the total is more than your base amount, then some of your benefits may be taxable. From 50% to 85% of your SSB can become taxable income on your 1040 income tax return and would be added to all of your other gross income and taxed at your marginal tax rate.
The Social Security Act of 1935 was signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 14, 1935. The government began collecting taxes for Social Security in January… 1937, and began paying regular monthly benefits in January 1940. In 1939, the government added survivors' benefits and benefits for retired spouses and children; disability benefits were added in 1956. President Johnson introduced Medicare as part of his "Great Society" initiative. The bill was signed into law on July 30, 1965. Medicare began signing up beneficiaries on July 1, 1966.
Almost everybody, either through deductions on their paycheck or through self-employment tax.
Read the part in your tax guide that has a simple equation for determining the the amount of social security to report. It is a small fraction of what you actually receive tha…t you need to report as income.
Yes it is very possible for 50% to 85% of your SSB to become taxable income on your 1040 federal income tax return and added to all of your other gross world wide income and b…e tax at your marginal tax rate amount.
Social Security earnings are not taxed.
Regan ans It is taxed NOW, if the recepient receives above an amount of income otherwise. It USED to be not taxed.
Social Security Taxes are a Proportional Tax. A Percentage of a person's income is paid to Social Security, this is half of the total amount paid to them, the Other half of a …person's Social Security Tax is paid by the Employer.