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My husband (age 67) is getting social security benefits. I

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My husband (age 67) is getting social security benefits. I am 57 years old and am working full time. He has not been deducting tax from his benefits and we file jointly.
Is there a maximum of what we can earn before he needs to have some deduction made?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  ABC Accounting Group replied 2 months ago.

Hi. Great Question.

A way to find out if it is taxable is to add 1/2 of his Social Security benefits to all your other income. If your total is more than $32,000, you may have to pay some income tax on the social security.

Expert:  ABC Accounting Group replied 2 months ago.

For a joint return:

  • between $32,000 and $44,000, you may have to pay income tax on up to 50 percent of his benefits
  • more than $44,000, up to 85 percent of your benefits may be taxable

Expert:  ABC Accounting Group replied 2 months ago.

If you have any questions, let me know.

Expert:  ABC Accounting Group replied 2 months ago.

If not, a positive rating is very much appreciated. Have a great day.