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Is Social Security earned income?
According to the local SSI office any retirement plan that qualifies with IRS rule 209 (xxx) is not counted as earned income.
The maximum earnings in the year 2010 for the earnings test for SSB recipients under full retirement age before repayment is $14160.
I think so. The government doesn't care how old you are as far as taxes go. Check with the social security office near you or look at the web site on line. There should be a F…AQ page.
no - after age 70 1/2
Gambling proceeds are not considered earned income if you do not report the income a self-employment income. Professional gamblers report gambling as self-employment income in… order to deduct travel and other expenses as well as to establish retirement accounts and show the income as a part of an ongoing source of income in order to qualify for bank loans. Recreational gambling income, including lottery winnings, are not considered earned income. The distinction between earned income and ordinary income is for such issues as earned income tax credit and qualifying for social security benefits. Almost any source of money, including gambling winnings, is going to be income. The money would be called unearned income in this case. Consult the SSIC office for the publications that can give you all the details.
Unearned income would NOT count as part of the income for the earnings test amount on your social security benefits amount. Unearned income could cause some of your SSB to bec…ome taxable income on your 1040 federal income tax return.
If you are 62 years old in 2010, you will reach full retirement age at 66. Under 2010 SSA guidelines, people who have not yet reached full retirement age can earn only $14,160… per year without incurring a penalty. For every $2.00 over the limit, $1.00 is withheld from benefits. There is an exception for the first year of early retirement, though (in this case, age 62). In the first year, there is no limit on the amount of income you can earn prior to the month you retire. You will not be penalized for pre-retirement income. For the remainder of the year, you will receive a full benefit check for each month in which you earn $1,180 or less (one-twelfth of $14,160). If you earn more than the maximum allowed, the Social Security Administration will withhold your monthly benefit check beginning in January of the following year until the overage is completely offset.
If your income is from social security disability and you have savings accounts that earn interest do you file income taxes?
On the back of the SSA-1099 form you receive there is a worksheet that tells you if you have to file income tax. Simple Common Sense: It really makes no difference since th…e only time you actually do WANT to file is when the IRS says you don't have to! They don't do that because it's good for you. They do it because it is more likely to be good for them. Certainly if you don't have to file, NOTHING BAD, in fact only good things, can happen by doing so. Federal Taxes are the same throughout the country. State tax laws are specific to each area. Whether you have to file a tax return (or pay tax) depends, in part, on your filing status, deductions, amount & type ofincome. There are no such things as "start and stop" ages, not having to pay because of retirement or on social security or working from home or a student. It is all addressed as a matter of"how much TAXABLE income." (Note: working isn't relevant either, as many people who don't work or are retired, or disabled, or old, or young, or in school, have income from many sources: savings, investments, etc. TAXABLE income is different than what you may otherwise think of as income. In most circumstances, you have to do many of the calculations needed to file a return, just to determine what taxable income may be). Likewise, there are no special or fixed rates for retired, student, doctor, sanitation worker, President, convict...whatever. The amount of taxable income after applicable deductions and adjustments determines the rate applied to your particular situation. The rate, as well as the amount, you pay changes as the amount of income does. You must file a tax return if you had net earnings from self-employment of $400 or more. This is your total self-employment income less the expenses paid in operating your trade or business, multiplied by 92.35%. If you weren't self-employed (paid on a 1099 or ran your own business) then you would always want to file a return to claim the amount withheld and shown on your W-2, which with lower incomes will always be refunded to you. If you are an individual who may be claimed as a dependent on another person's return, you are subject to specific filing requirements. Refer to the instructions in your tax package or refer to Publication 929, Tax Rules for Children and Dependents, or Publication 501, Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information, for the filing requirements for dependents. All available at www.IRS.gov You must file a tax return if you received any amount of advance earned income credit payments from your employer during the year, or if you owe any taxes, such as:social security tax and Medicare tax on tips or group life insurance,alternative minimum tax,tax on qualified retirement plans including an Individual Retirement Account, or other tax-favored account,tax from recapture of an education credit, investment credit, low income housing credit, federal mortgage subsidy, qualified electric vehicle credit, or the native American employment credit. Generally, you must file a tax return if you are a nonresident alien with income from sources in the United States. For more information on nonresident aliens, select Topic 851 at the IRS website. Even if you are not required to file a tax return, file a return BECAUSE MANY, LOW INCOME PEOPLE HAVE MANY BENEFITS COMING THAT ARE KEYED TO FILING A RETURN. (Like stimulus checks). Also, the Statute of Limitations for when the IRS can no longer ask you questions about your affairs for a year only STARTS to run when a return is filed. Not filing, and they can bug you, (and assess a tax) for forever!
Only if your taking an income stream from it. A way around this would be to move the funds into a single premium whole life product and borrow from the life insurance policy. …A little loop hole for you ;)
No. Distributions from a 401k are unearned income for Social Security purposes, and do not affect the benefit amount you receive under regular SS retirement or SSDI (disabilit…y) programs. Only SSI (Supplemental Security Income, a form of welfare) payments are means-tested and offset by either earned or unearned income.
2010 and 2011 If you are 62 years old in 2010, you will reach full retirement age at 66. Under 2010 SSA guidelines, people who have not yet reached full retirement age can ea…rn only $14,160 per year without incurring a penalty. For every $2.00 over the limit, $1.00 is withheld from benefits. There is an exception for the first year of early retirement, though (in this case, age 62). In the first year, there is no limit on the amount of income you can earn prior to the month you retire. You will not be penalized for pre-retirement income. For the remainder of the year, you will receive a full benefit check for each month in which you earn $1,180 or less (one-twelfth of $14,160). If you earn more than the maximum allowed, the Social Security Administration will withhold your monthly benefit check beginning in January of the following year until the overage is completely offset.
In Income Taxes
No, earned income includes wages, salaries, tips, other taxable employee compensation, and net earnings from self-employment. Earned income also includes strike benefits and a…ny disability pay you report as wages.
In Federal Laws
No. Only earned income is counted against your Social Security.
Not until the 401K money is withdrawn. The question should read, "Are 401k contributions......"
is gambling income earned income
Is any of this considered earned income if you and your wife live on social security income and a small pension benefit but no labor is performed?
No. Social Security and Pension income are not considered earned income for the purposed of the Earned Income Tax Credit. This is not to say that you will not have to file… an income tax return and possibly pay taxes. Depending on the amount of income you have and your filing status, you may or may not have to file a return.