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I have two questions. I recently started receiving Social Security checks. Am I taxed on those and if so, what percentage? The second question is I am the legal guardian for my brother. What is the amount I need to declare for paying for clothes, entertainment, etc.?

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Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Social Security
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Welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you.

Do you have any other income, such as pension, interest, dividends, etc.? If so, part of your Social Security may be taxable. If not, you do not pay tax on Social Security income.

There is no deduction for clothes, entertainment, etc. for your brother. If you file a tax return and meet the requirements, you could claim him as a dependent.

Please let me know if I can assist you further.

Thank you and best regards,

Barb

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