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My mother is 87 years old and rceives a retirement check from

her deceased husband and also...
My mother is 87 years old and rceives a retirement check from her deceased husband and also, receives social securtiy check each month. Her yearly income is approximately $17,165.00. She has $162.00 deducted in Federal taxes and her insurance contribution of $717.52. Would she be better to have the $162.00 (federal taxes) not taken from her retirement check ? Also, does she have to file income taxes, since she makes so little each year?
Thank you so much for your help?

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Good morning. Does the $17,000 include her social security? Thanks.
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Yes it includes her social security . Her SSI is 9,500.00 and her retirement is 7,664.04.

The 162.00 is the federal taxes taken out of her retirement check.

Thanks...Then she is going to owe no tax and the only reason she will want to file a tax return is to get the $162/month refunded. Going forward, she should notify the retirement folks not to withhold anything because she's not going to owe any tax. Once she has no tax to get refunded, she will not need to sign a return.

 

 

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