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From the IRS, "If Social Security was your only income in 2015, your benefits may not be taxable. You also may not need to file a federal income tax return. If you get income from other sources you may have to pay taxes on some of your benefits." See link: https://www.irs.gov/uac/your-social-security-benefits-may-be-taxable
As long as SSA was your only source of income, you will not have to file an income tax return although it might be wise if you will receive a refund. There's one exception to that, and one only. If you live with your spouse and you file Married Filing Separately then 85% of your Social Security benefits are automatically subject to tax.
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