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My husband and I collect social security. He has a military pension and I have a munincapal pension. He is 83 and I'm 81. Do we still have to file taxes?

Accountant's Assistant: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.

We live in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Accountant's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

We did file last year.

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Tax Professional: Lev, Tax Advisor replied 7 months ago
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Filing requirements are based on your gross income determined for tax purposes.
Specifically in your situation - you are required to file if your joint gross income is above $23,200.

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Tax Professional: Lev, Tax Advisor replied 7 months ago

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What you need to consider

- VA benefits are not included into gross income

- your municipal pension is included

- social security might be partially included depending on your other income - but for most retirees - social security benefits are not included.

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