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I filed for social security on july 20,2016 if I countinue

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I filed for social security on july 20,2016
if I countinue working I will make more money than what is required
I know I can make 1310.00 monthly for a year which comes to 15200.00
if I go over do I reduce my ss check or can I pay more taxes from the overage.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  LawTalk replied 2 months ago.

Good afternoon,

I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry to hear of your situation. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.

If you earn more income than allowed under the social security early retirement rules, you will of course have to pay social security taxes as well as income taxes on that extra income and you will also have to return some of the money to social security. Doing this will actually increase your age 66 benefit because benefits you don't receive early result in a greater benefit at 66.

If you are under full retirement age for the entire year, social security will deduct $1 from your benefit payments for every $2 you earn above the annual limit. For 2016, that limit is $15,720.

In the year you reach full retirement age, social security will deduct $1 in benefits for every $3 you earn above a different limit. In 2016, the limit on your earnings is $41,880 but they only count earnings before the month you reach your full retirement age.

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I wish you and yours the best in 2016,


Expert:  LawTalk replied 2 months ago.

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Thanks in advance,


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