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Megan C
Megan C, Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Category: Social Security
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Experience:  Licensed CPA, CMA, CFE, CGMA M.Accy Also Teach Accounting courses at Master's Level
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My husband is a writer. Can I earn social security credits

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My husband is a writer. Can I earn social security credits if he hires me as an editor?

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I realize you have a question about social security. My goal is to provide you with excellent service, and help you better understand your options.

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today?

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The answer to your question is "yes" if your husband hires you as an editor, you can earn social security credits

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If he pays you as an employee, then he would pay 1/2 of your social security tax and you would pay the other 1/2. This would come from your pay directly.

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If he does not pay you as an employee, and instead you are an independent contractor, then you will pay your full social security taxes as your self employment taxes when you file your tax return.

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Either way, you earn credits, which can help you qualify for retirement benefits.

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