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Are you taxed on disability and retirement checks?
If either your employer bought the disability policy, or you purchased it with PRE-tax money (thru payroll deduction perhaps), then I believe disability benefits are taxable at ordinary income tax rates. If it was purchased with after tax money, usually not taxable. A good rule of thumb is: If YOU haven't paid taxes on the premiums, you're going to pay taxes on the benefits. If you mean "pension payments" when you say "retirement checks," then yes. It is taxed like ordinary income.
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Only if they have earned income of at least $3,000 in 2007 and file a return is what I have read.. Ans . Stimulus Act rebate checks will only be sent to those filing a 2007 …tax return IR 2008-18; Fact Sheet 2008-15; Fact Sheet 2008-16; Treasury Fact Sheet IRS has issued a barrage of information explaining how individuals will receive the rebate they're entitled to under the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 (Stimulus Act). The key guidance is that individuals will have to file a Form 1040 or 1040A for 2007 to get a rebate in 2008, even if they are not otherwise required to file a 2007 return because of low income. Separately, Treasury issued a Fact Sheet carrying 28 examples of how individuals will be affected by the rebates. [For more information, you can follow this link to the IRS website: http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=177937,00.html ]. No extra paperwork for most individuals. IRS stresses that most people won't have to take any extra steps to be entitled to a Stimulus Act refund, which IRS will begin mailing in May of 2008, or transmitting via direct deposit, for those selecting that option when filing their 2007 returns. IRS will use the 2007 tax return to determine eligibility and calculate the basic amount of the payment. In most cases, the payment will equal the amount of tax liability on the return with a maximum amount of $600 for individuals ($1,200 for taxpayers who file a joint return) and a minimum of $300 for individuals ($600 for taxpayers who file a joint return). Parents and anyone else eligible for a stimulus rebate will also receive an additional $300 for each qualifying child. The rebates are reduced by 5% of adjusted gross income (AGI) in excess of $75,000 for individuals and $150,000 for those who are married and file jointly.. Return filing burden for lower-income individuals. Even those individuals who have little or no tax liability may qualify for a minimum payment of $300 ($600 if filing a joint return) if their tax return reflects $3,000 or more in qualifying income, which consists of earned income (e.g., wages, net self-employment income) as well as Social Security or certain Railroad Retirement benefits and veterans' disability compensation, pension or survivors' benefits received from the Department of Veterans' Affairs in 2007. Many of these individuals normally wouldn't have to file a 2007 return because their incomes are below the filing thresholds, but they will have to file a return in order to receive a rebate. . Where necessary, the following benefits (in any combination) must be reported on Line 20a of Form 1040 or Line 14a of the Form 1040A to meet the qualifying income requirement:. Social Security benefits reported on the 2007 Form 1099-SSA, which individuals should have received in January 2008. Those who do not have a Form 1099 may estimate their annual Social Security benefit by taking their monthly benefit and multiplying it by the number of months during the year they received the benefits. . Railroad Retirement benefits reported on the 2007 Form 1099-RRB, which should have been received in January 2008. . The sum of veterans' disability compensation, pension or survivors' benefits received from the Department of Veterans' Affairs in 2007. Individuals may estimate their annual benefit by taking their monthly annual veterans' benefit and multiplying it by the number of months during the year they received benefits. . IRS cautioned that Line 20a of Form 1040 and Line 14a of the Form 1040A are designated for Social Security. To qualify for the economic stimulus payments, these lines should also be used to include any qualifying Railroad Retirement or veterans' benefits.. When an amended return will have to be filed. Those lower-income individuals who filed a 2007 tax return reporting at least $3,000 in qualifying income don't need to do anything else to get their stimulus rebate. However, others may have to amend a previously filed tax return (using Form 1040X) to include benefits to reach the $3,000 qualifying income level, for example, benefits such as Social Security payments that weren't taxable under the Code Sec. 86 rules. IRS stressed that adding these benefits on an amended tax return won't increase an individual's tax liability but simply will establish eligibility for the stimulus payment.. Exclusions. IRS reminded individuals that:. Those who file Form 1040NR, 1040PR or 1040SS are not eligible for stimulus payments. These returns are normally filed by Nonresident Aliens, residents of Puerto Rico and residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). Residents of U.S. possessions will be receiving their rebates directly from the possessions. . Those who can be claimed as dependents on someone else's return aren't eligible for stimulus payments. . Dividends, interest and capital gains income is not included when determining qualifying income. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) does not count as qualifying income for the stimulus payment. Also not included in qualifying income are non-veterans or non-Social Security pension income (such as those from individual retirement accounts (IRAs)). . Stimulus payments will be subject to offset against outstanding tax and non-tax liabilities in the same way as regular tax refunds. . In addition, the IRS emphasized the stimulus payments will not count toward or negatively impact any other income-based government benefits, such as Social Security benefits, food stamps and other programs.. Expect notices from IRS. Most taxpayers will receive two notices from IRS (presumably after they have filed the 2007 return). The first will be a general notice explaining the stimulus payment program. The second will confirm the recipients' eligibility, the payment amount and the approximate time table for the payment. Taxpayers are told to save the second notice to assist them when they prepare their 2008 tax return next year.. IRS also advised individuals who move after they file their 2007 tax return to notify the IRS by filing Form 8822, Change of Address, and also notify the Post Office
You don't have to pay taxes on it, and you don't even have to file. The government does not expect you to file, and people don't. See Publication 907 at http://www.irs.gov/pub…lications/p907/index.html.The year 2008 is different though. The IRS is giving a $300 ($600 if married filing jointly) tax rebate to people on disability, but you have to file to get the rebate. See http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/k1040a3.pdf.
Let me rephrase your question so that you can be sure my answer actually addresses what you want to know: "Must I pay taxes in the State of California on disability claim chec…ks I receive from the California State Disability Insurance (CA SDI) program?" In reference to CA SDI claim checks, no the amount you receive is not taxable, with only one exception: a person with a disability who is unemployed and would otherwise be eligible for CA State Unemployment Insurance (CA UI) benefits but whose circumstances/CA SDI rules allow them to defer filing for CA UI and instead file for CA SDI (which has a higher cap on benefit payments relative to UI so one would end up getting more money on SDI) must pay taxes on CA SDI payouts received. If you're not unemployed, meaning once you recover from your disability you have the legal right to return to your job, then the State of California will not tax your disability claim checks. If you become unemployed while receiving disability from the State (your employer can legally separate you from employment even while disabled if your position was part of a company downsizing at anytime and also after the period defined for State Medical Leave has passed, I don't know the length of that period you'd have to research it) your tax status may change and I can't find any definitive answers about what happens then. You'd likely have to call either the FTB or the CA SDI directly to ask. Source: http://www.edd.ca.gov/Disability/FAQs_for_Disability_Insurance.htm#Benefits The rationale behind the non-taxability of CA SDI claims simply relates to the concept of dual-taxation, meaning law prohibits you from being taxed twice on something. And if you look at your pay stub, you'll see there's a CA SDI tax line item in most instances. So you've actually already paid your tax. That's why I always encourage people who are going to be out of work for more than a month due to documented injury, illness or other disability, to file for SDI because you're entitled to it, you've paid for it, you should use it. Not all HR departments proactively mention SDI to employees leaving on disability - they are not legally bound to do so - which sucks. Note: This information applies only to those disability claim checks issued by the CA State Disability Insurance program. Private insurance disability claim checks ARE taxable.
Yes. Withholding is frequently only done on active employees, who then receive a W-2. You probably receive a 1099-R. Withholding on non-employees may well be ilegal. Witholdin…g or not does not identify the taxability of the money.
Yes, except for the portions of the checks that represent a return of after-tax employee contributions, qualified Roth IRA and Roth 401k distributions, and return of after-tax… (non-deductible) traditional IRA contributions. Note that withholding on periodic payments from pension plans is optional. But the fact that no tax is withheld does not mean that the payments are tax-free. You will have to calculate the taxes and pay them when you file your tax return at the end of the year. Note also that if you have a substantial underpayment of taxes, you may be subject to an underpayment penalty. If you are referring to Social Security benefits, a portion of those can be taxable depending on your total income and your marital and filing status.
The IRS can garnish up to 15% of your Social Security Disability check unless you work out an alternate repayment plan or are categorized as "uncollectible" due to income and …expenses. It would be in your best interest to contact the IRS to discuss your options.
Yes, However, you are tax free only on a portion of it. The amount you (personally not jointly with the government) put in, is deducted on a percentage basis. You need to cont…act IRS (or go to there web site) they have a computation for this. Keep good tax records you can do the deduction (of the base pay) for a few years until you have "used" up you portion then you pay tax on full amount of disability annuity.
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This is not declared income and you will not have to pay income taxes on it. Same thing for child support. However, Alimony payments have to be delclared and will be taxed.
If it is in a joint bank account and you reside in a community property state, Yes!
They do NOT get a refund from any ones taxes. They only get a refund check from their own taxes if they have over paid their income tax liability for the year.
If you are on a disability retirement pension from government service which is not taxed will social security income be affected?
Yes it could affect the amount of your SSB that could become taxable income on your 1040 income tax return.
Yes. If the employer paid the premiums for the disability insurance payments that you are receiving. And you will have some taxable income that you will have to report on your… 1040 federal income tax return.
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No, it is not a taxable income. Although they give you a 1099 at the end of the year. I would also check with your state laws and maybe a tax consultant if it is not your only… source of income.
You do not have to pay federal income tax in any state for worker's compensation disability checks. These payments are completely non-taxable. This is why the payment for disa…bility from worker's compensation is generally around 70% or your normal salary up to the state limit in your area. The other 30% would be in place of normal income tax.