Social Security Questions? Ask a Social Security Expert
Hi from Just Answer. I'm PDtax. I can assist, but need some more information.
The answer you received about your alimony and earned income was about a repayment of benefits because you claimed benefits before age 66. Your question is about income taxability for 2015.
All your taxable income is used to calculate the taxable portion of your social security. Because you received a lump sum alimony payout, although I don't know the amount, you can safely assume 85% of your social security will be taxable.
I can't determine your tax liability for 2015 without more specifics.
To forecast your tax liability, I will need the information you will use to prepare your return. I can assist, and will post an Offer to do so. Accept, and provide a few more facts, and I can estimate your 2015 tax liability.