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If the person received a 1099SSA then they received social security benefits. The amount on Line 14A would be the entire amount listed in Box 3.
You can do the following quick computation to determine whether some of your benefits may be taxable and included on Line 14B:
You need the 1099SSA document that your friend was sent form the Social Security Administration.
Use the following link for IRS Publication 915;
It explains all and how to calculate any taxable portion of Social Security.
I don't believe she has the 1099SSA on her possesion or she might never received one from the IRS. How can/will I be able to know if she is supposed to receive a 1099SSA?
This is the Social Security Benefit which is deposited directly to her checking account each month from the Social Security Office. She has the bank statement which shows the Social Security benefit deposited into her checking account each month.
I know for sure that her total income including one-half of the total Social Security benefits is not more than the base amount of $25,000. He Social Security Benefits total in 2009 is $3,570.50. Wages $4,400. Monetary Gifts $3,700. Charitable contribution to her church is $373. Total Gross Income is $11,297.50 (including the Social Security Benefits).
How am I going to report this Social Security Benefit on 1040A line 14b? or is this Social Security Benefit taxable in her situation?
She was sent a 1099SSA form from the Social Security Administration.
By the information you have supplied none of her Social Security will be taxable. Enter the total received on 14a and then $0 on b.