How do you file taxes when one spouse is working and the other spouse is on social security?
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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)
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 Socia…l 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.
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 p…etition is a joint petition, but DOES NOT include social security income or certain payments made because the debtor is the victim of certain crimes.
Yes, but the benefit amount will depend upon the surviving spouse's current income level.
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 on 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.
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.
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 re…turn 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.
YES they can if each choose to file as married filing separate on a separate federal 1040 income tax return.
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 cle…ar because it does not specify what kind. How much, if any, of your social security benefits are taxable depends on your total 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.
Then go to the court house!
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 c…redits 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.
Yes she can collect her own social security if she has paid into the fund during the required amount of work years.
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 j…ointly" if you both wish to do so as long as you can get the spouse's signature.
can the spouse of a common law marriage receive the other spousesocial security after death