How do you file taxes when one spouse is working and the other spouse is on social security?
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Answer . Yes, so be careful. You have to be sure that you will stay with your spouse.
If you live in the US, you can't force someone to stay married to you.
Hi I am 55 years of age. My ex husband is 61. We were married for 22 years while he worked for the railroad. He just recently retired from the railroad after 40 years and is drawing his retirement. I am asking can I draw my portion of his railroad retirement and my own social security that I have pa…id into working through my own jobs through the years past. I am living with relatives at this time because I do not have a job, no health insurance and no way to support myself. (MORE)
Why file single on your federal taxes when you are married and does it effect your spouse if one of you dies?
If you are married, you cannot (and should not) file single. Your choices are Married Filing Jointly or Married Filing Separately.. The only time I usually see a Married Filing Separate return is either if the spouses, as a rule, just keep all of their finances separate, or if one of them owes taxe…s. Remember if you owe taxes the IRS will keep your refunds to apply to that balance due, so if only one of you owes taxes you can file Married Filing Separately and the one of you that does not owe taxes can still get their refunds.. Also if you are going to owe on a tax return and file that return as Married Filing Separate, and then later die, your widow will not be responsible for the taxes.. (MORE)
Yes, under certain circumstances. If you are at least 62 years old, you can draw spousal benefits of up to 50% of your qualifying living spouse's monthly entitlement, but your spouse must retire or already be retired before you become eligible for benefits. If the working spouse has reached full ret…irement age and would like to remain working, he or she may elect to file for benefits, then suspend his or her portion in order to continue accumulating delayed retirement credits. If you have not yet reached full retirement age (65 for people born before 1943; 66 for those born between 1943 and 1954), your benefit will be reduced and will continue to be paid at the reduced rate for as long as you draw Social Security. Once you begin receiving benefits under a spouse's work record, you cannot earn more than $14,160 per year without receiving a temporary reduction of $1.00 for each $2.00 earned over the annual limit. This cap is lifted the month you reach full retirement age. If you are eligible to draw benefits against your own work record, Social Security will check both of your records and pay your benefits based on the one that generates the higher monthly check. Ex-spouses may also qualify for social security retirement benefits, if married to the worker for at least ten years. This does not affect the amount of your, or your spouse's, benefits. You will become eligible to enroll in Medicare at age 65 on the basis of your living or deceased spouse's work record. (MORE)
Yes a spouse can file without the other...however..you must still report the other spouse's income on the paperwork including the means test (which determines if you can file under Chapter 7)
Business bankruptcy? The other spouse will probably not be liable unless their name appears as an officer of the company. Personal bankruptcy? Yes, it will probably affect the other spouse.
What you are referring to is what is commonly called 'survivor's benefits' or 'survivorship benefits'. The spouse, children, and even an ex-spouse could be eligible for these benefits. Every situation is different though and not everyone will qualify or receive these type of benefits. The best pl…ace to find your answer is directly from the Social Security website (http://www.ssa.gov/) or by contacting your area office with the question. (MORE)
It will be the same although you can take it to court and testify. Answer . Your individual state laws may say otherwise, but you should be able to file "Married Filing Jointly. Your spouse incarecerated will have no reportable income, so should not affect the filing.. It varies by state though…, because inmates in many states are concidered wards of the state precluding them from filing at all. Check your state's laws. (MORE)
My mom has a w2 for spouse how is in prision how can she file tn taxes she has always filed joint
Yes. ADDED: First answer is correct - in a general sense.... it is a question as to the extent and depth to which the other spouse will be affected. There are too many variables (not included in the question), to be any more specific. Have they always filed individual (as opposed to joint) retur…ns? Do they own a business together? Do they own real estate together? Do they own assets together? Are their ENTIRE financial lives separate from one another or are they (like most couples) inter-twined? In the sense that to the extent the spouse's income tax returns will be VERY carefully scrutinized then, yes, there is a good possibility that the other could be affected also. (MORE)
If your spouse is eligible for a social security number, you need to contact Social Security to complete Form ss-5 (Application for a Social Security Card), which is a Social Security Administration form. If your spouse is a nonresident/resident alien who isn't eligible for a social security card…, then your spouse needs to fill out IRS Form W-7 (IRS Application for Individual Taxpayer Identification Number). The IRS then will assign an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) to your spouse. Your spouse's ITIN then is entered in the line for "Spouse's social security number" on your tax return. (MORE)
Can the state of Illinois take your social security if you and your spouse file chapter 13 bankruptcy?
The "current monthly income" received by the debtor includes regular contributions to household expenses from nondebtors and including income from the debtor's spouse if the petition is a joint petition, but DOES NOT include social security income or certain payments made because the debtor is the v…ictim of certain crimes. (MORE)
You can if you were married for at least 10 years, but not until you reach the age of eligibility to receive Social Security benefits. If you have been married more than once, and if you were married to each husband at least 10 years, I believe you can actually file on the one which would pay the …most. But you can file for social security benefits on only one person, whether it's yourself, or one of your ex or deceased spouses. (MORE)
The obvious answer is to ask your spouse. If that is not an option, have your divorce attorney ask your spouse's attorney. You can call the IRS and ask them if by any chance a joint return has been filed with your name on it, but they won't tell you if your spouse filed a separate return. I…f none of that works, file a separate return (married filing separately, not single). If civil relations are ever restored with your spouse, you can talk about matters and file an amended return later. (MORE)
Does the owner of the P.C. have to file a separate income tax return from his spouse if she isn't working?
A professional corporation (P.C.) might file as a single-member entity (sole proprietor), a partnership, or as a corporation. Each of these categories has its own specific income reporting form that has no connection to your filing status (Married Filing Jointly, Single, etc.). But you'd be filing …a Form 1040 (U.S. Individual Income Tax Return) for non-professional corporation income, deductions, etc., and on your 1040 you and your spouse are Married Filing Jointly, even if your spouse doesn't work. (MORE)
In general, the filing of bankruptcy by one spouse will not affect the other spouse's financial situation. A debt is created by contract between a debtor and a creditor - each debtor must sign the contract to be liable for payment. Therefore, the bankruptcy of one spouse does not cause the o…ther to become bankrupt. Debts where spouses are joint and severally liable for payment will remain with the spouse who has not filed for bankruptcy. Under Chapter 7 bankruptcy, where one spouse's debts are wiped clean, the creditor can go after the other spouse. However, a major advantage of Chapter 13 bankruptcy, where the debtor plans to re-pay her debts, is that the creditor will leave the co-debtor alone, as long as bankruptcy plan payments are timely deposited. (MORE)
If you have a spouse, you may file a joint tax return with your spouse whether or not you have any taxable income yourself. In virtually all cases, filing jointly results in paying less combined tax than being married filing separately. And not filing jointly could make your wife ineligible for cert…ain tax breaks like the Earned Income Credit or a Roth IRA contribution. (MORE)
After a divorce a spouse filed the taxes as married filing jointly and kept more than 50 percent of the return. What are the options for the other spouse?
If you were no longer married at the end of the day on December 31th, you cannot file a joint return. The other spouse should simply file a legitimate return for themselves and not worry about what their ex-spouse did. If you try to e-file, it will probably be rejected, but you should then file o…n paper. The first step is to file your own return, nothing can be done until you do that. Of course, the IRS will notice the discrepancy at that point and send you a letter. Respond to the letter with the proper documentation showing that you were divorced and your spouse should not have filed a joint return. It will take some time to settle and your refund (if you are due one) will be delayed for months. (MORE)
Call 1-800-772-1213 or visit Social Security Online for answers. You should contact SSA for specific answer. Of course a teacher can collect social security from a spouse. HOWEVER, if a teacher worked in a state whose teachers do NOT pay into Social Security (there are 14 of them), their spouse's… social security will be reduced. Again, please consult your attorneys, tax advisor, and social security for detailed information and specifics. Ask about WEP (Windfall Provision) and GPO (Government Pension Offset). (MORE)
Yes. Social Security disability (SSDI) benefits are not means-tested; if you qualify to receive disability compensation as an individual, your benefits will not be reduced by another household member's earned income.
No. A widow or widower can only receive survivor benefits if the spouse was employed or self-employed, paid FICA taxes, and accumulated sufficient work credits.
Yes, the election to file seperatley or jointly is yours and able to be made each year.
In 2007 my mother at the time was 64 and drawing social security from her spouse who passed away in Aug 2006. In 2007 she only earned $14,040.00. Then in 2008the next year at age 65 she earned $32,220.00. Social Security is trying to make her pay back over 8,000.00 for the year 2008. Why is she havi…ng to pay back. Isn't after the first year you can year any amount. (MORE)
Yes. See the following excerpts from the Social Security website at the related link provided below: Spouse's benefits: A spouse who has not worked or who has low earnings can be entitled to as much as one-half of the retired worker's full benefit. If you are eligible for both your own retireme…nt benefits and for benefits as a spouse, we always pay your own benefits first. If your benefits as a spouse are higher than your retirement benefits, you will get a combination of benefits equaling the higher spouse benefit. If you have reached your full retirement age, and are eligible for a spouse's or ex-spouse's benefit and your own retirement benefit, you may choose to receive only spouse's benefits and continue accruing delayed retirement credits on your own Social Security record. You may then file for benefits at a later date and receive a higher monthly benefit based on the effect of delayed retirement credits. If you are receiving a pension based on work where you did not pay Social Security taxes, your spouse's benefit may be reduced. Benefits for a divorced spouse Your divorced spouse can get benefits on your Social Security record if the marriage lasted at least 10 years. Your divorced spouse must be 62 or older and unmarried. The amount of benefits he or she gets has no effect on the amount of benefits you or your current spouse can get. Also, if you and your ex-spouse have been divorced for at least two years and you and your ex-spouse are at least 62, he or she can get benefits even if you are not retired. (MORE)
If you live in a state where common law marriage is recognizedsocial security has a procedure for you to register and collectbenefits as a spouse.
Go to the Internal Revenue Service web page and use the search box for form 8379 go to page 2. Form 8379 is filed by one spouse (the injured spouse) on a jointly filed tax return when the joint overpayment was (or is expected to be) applied (offset) to a past-due obligation of the other spouse. By …filing Form 8379, the injured spouse may be able to get back his or her share of the joint refund. Are You an Injured Spouse? You may be an injured spouse if you file a joint tax return and all or part of your portion of the overpayment was, or is expected to be, applied (offset) to your spouse's legally enforceable past-due federal tax, state income tax, child or spousal support, or a federal nontax debt, such as a student loan. (MORE)
YES they can if each choose to file as married filing separate on a separate federal 1040 income tax return.
If the spouse was eligible in the first place you can, regardless if he was unemployed at the time.
It depends. Were you ordered to pay spousal support in the divorce decree, and for what length of time? If you were, then you pay. Otherwise, it is up to you. If you want to help support your ex for whatever personal reasons, then do so. Otherwise it is not your obligation. Social Security is income…, however, so the fact that you are not out "earning a living" anymore doesn't in and of itself, change the rules. (MORE)
I think that the other spouse is untitled to half of what the two had together, which includes the amount of money.
Does a married couple have to file joint taxes if one is on Social Security and the other is on Disability?
It is possible for some of the social security benefits to become taxable on any individuals income tax return. Your question about the other being on Disability is not clear because it does not specify what kind. How much, if any, of your social security benefits are taxable depends on your t…otal income and marital status. Generally, if social security benefits were your only income for 2009, your benefits are not taxable and you probably do not need to file a federal income tax return. 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. Your taxable benefits and modified adjusted gross income are figured in a worksheet in the Form 1040A or Form 1040 Instruction booklet. (MORE)
On the married filing joint income tax return it is not the spouse that owes the tax because the spouse worked and earned the income it is we owe taxes on the joint income tax return because the spouse worked and earned the income. If this is about some past due taxes that the spouse owes then the b…elow information would apply. Go to the Internal Revenue Service web page and use the search box for form 8379 go to page 2. Form 8379 is filed by one spouse (the injured spouse) on a jointly filed tax return when the joint overpayment was (or is expected to be) applied (offset) to a past-due obligation of the other spouse. By filing Form 8379, the injured spouse may be able to get back his or her share of the joint refund. Are You an Injured Spouse? You may be an injured spouse if you file a joint tax return and all or part of your portion of the overpayment was, or is expected to be, applied (offset) to your spouse's legally enforceable past-due federal tax, state income tax, child or spousal support, or a federal nontax debt, such as a student loan. (MORE)
How do you go about filing claim on deceased spouse social security benefits for arrears on child support?
Not applicable. You will receive nothing more than the normal amount for a child of a deceased parent.
Assuming we are talking about filing federal income tax in the US ... No, you don't have to file a joint tax return, but you will probably pay more taxes or lose some tax credits if you file separately. When is it a good idea to file separately? If you think your spouse is evading taxes and you …may be liable if you file a joint return, then you should file separately. (MORE)
Can a person who has never worked collect Social Security if you have no spouse you are 18 and your mom is disabled?
Possibly. You can collect Social Security disability benefits under a parent's earnings record if you are determined to be disabled before age 22, even if you have never worked. At 18, you are no longer eligible to receive dependent benefits unless you are still in high school, in which case you …would be able to receive payments through the end of the school year or until two months after your 19th birthday, whichever occurs first. You may also be entitled to back benefits if you qualified to collect payments while living with your disabled parent, but never applied. If you are disabled and have little or no income and few assets, you may be able to receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and other forms of federal and state aid, however. Since your question is lacking a few important details, it would be a good idea to call the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213 or visit the local field office and explain your situation to a representative. If you do qualify for benefits (either monthly or a lump sum back payment), the sooner you act the better. (MORE)
If you were married at least 10 years and the spouse has not remarried, then he/she would receive the standard 50% share from your social security pension. It does not lower your payments however. Parenthetically, you can remarry and get divorced numerous times, and the spouse will each get 50% sha…re (assuming that they were each married for minimum 10 years) (MORE)
Alimony is usually paid to one or other of the divorced partners from a marriage. It is also usually set by the court as part of the divorce settlement. However if the divorcee paying the alimony circumstances change then it would be reasonable to go back to the court and ask for the agreement to be… suspended (or indeed indeed reversed if the other partner is now the better off .... a bit radical but perhaps worth a try). Obviously you can not pay what you no longer have. However, if the payments are for the support of children (not the old partner) then although you may not be able to pay as much as before you should still find some money out of your social security to support your kids untill they are 18. (MORE)
Yes she can collect her own social security if she has paid into the fund during the required amount of work years.
IF a couple was married and then divorced,and then lived together as husband and wife for over 25 years, then the "husband" abandoned her, can she receive social security benefits (in Texas)?
Generally yes, assuming you were legally married and didn't do them in. The surviving spouse can collect when they reach 62. If a surviving spouse is caring for a child who is receiving survivor benefits the spouse can also collect a benefit while the child is receiving benefits, and then it stops u…ntil the spouse is eligible for the retirement benefit. (MORE)
If the spouses are still legally married, then all of the regular rules apply - there is no restriction for living in the same household. If eligible, spousal benefits can be payable to one spouse based on the other spouse's record. The other spouse must have filed for benefits to enable this spousa…l benefit to be received. If the spouses in question are divorced (therefore ex-spouses), as long as they were married for at least 10 years and the spouse who is planning to file for benefits on the other spouse's record has not remarried, this is allowed as well. The other spouse must be at least 62 years of age (doesn't have to file), and all other restrictions apply. In both cases, if the spouse who is filing for benefits on the other spouse's record is younger than Full Retirement Age (66 for those born between 1943-1954), then you must file for your own benefit in addition to the spousal benefit at the same time, and both will be reduced due to early filing. The maximum amount of spousal benefit is equal to 50% of the other spouse's benefit amount at his or her Full Retirement Age. (MORE)
Any married person has the option of filing as "Married filing separately" which requires no reporting or signature of the spouse. You can also still file as "Married filing jointly" if you both wish to do so as long as you can get the spouse's signature.
No. Your spouse can receive them and you can receive them, but you have no right to theirs.
Technically they are still married and unless otherwise stated, they are still financially responsible for each other. No one can use another's credentials. That is identity theft and is a Federal Crime.
Whether or not you have worked during your lifetime and earned Social Security, you may qualify for benefits on a spouse's record. This is the case even if you are divorced or widowed. As with regular Social Security benefits, you will qualify beginning at age 62 (you may qualify earlier for survivo…r benefits, which is explained below). Typically, the amount you receive is reduced the earlier you start collecting before full retirement age . So when you and your spouse apply matters. Here's how it works. If You Do Not Qualify for Benefits on Your Own If you did not work enough in your life to qualify for Social Security benefits on your own, you could get one half of your spouse's full retirement benefit once you reach full retirement age, and you will qualify for your spouse's Medicare at age 65. This does not affect the amount your spouse receives. You can begin collecting spousal benefits at age 62, if your spouse has applied for benefits at that point. The amount of your benefit is reduced based on the number of months until you will reach full retirement age. Say your full retirement age is 66. If you begin collecting spousal benefits: (MORE)
It is my understanding that if you & your spouse are living. You can. But! If your spouse is dead. Then SSI let's you decide which check you want to draw from you cannot have both when one is gone.
can the spouse of a common law marriage receive the other spousesocial security after death
You have to have been married to him/her for 10 years or more before the divorce.
Yes, a spouse would have to pay back Social Security benefitsreceived for a spouse who was incarcerated.