Social Security Questions? Ask a Social Security Expert
Good afternoon and thank you for posing your question regarding withholding of taxes from your social security benefits. My name is Alexander; I'm an EA and am happy to assist you with this issue.
To have taxes withheld from your social security benefits, you need to fill out form W-4V (you can get this from the IRS at www.irs.gov). You'll select the amount you want withheld for Federal income taxes (7, 10, 15 or 25%) and mail it to your local social security office. Alternatively, you can bring it to the office in person.
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