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what president and year was soc/sec income taxd

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what president and year was soc/sec income tax'd
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Merlo replied 8 years ago.

Are you asking what year it was when social security benefits first became taxable?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Expert:  Merlo replied 8 years ago.
Hello again jgrishbreen,

Prior to 1984, social security benefits were never taxed. 1984 is when the law changed, and in that year, up to 50% of your social security benefits became subject to tax, depending on the total amount of your income from other sources.

Ronald Reagan was in office at the time this law was enacted. See the following history notes from the social security website.

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