Tax

Have a tax question? Ask a tax Expert

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I'm getting social security benefits and had to go back to…

Customer Question
I'm getting social security...

I'm getting social security benefits and had to go back to work do to hardship, I got mixed up and I didn't know to report it, what do I do?

Accountant's Assistant: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

California

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

No, I didn't know

Accountant's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

That's it, thanks..don't want to lose my benefits

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Tax
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Tax Question
Answered in 4 minutes by:
11/21/2017
Tax Professional: Lev, Tax Advisor replied 5 months ago
Lev
Lev, Tax Advisor
Category: Tax
Satisfied Customers: 32,712
Experience: Taxes, Immigration, Labor Relations
Verified

You can get Social Security retirement benefits and work at the same time.

However, if you are younger than full retirement age and make more than the yearly earnings limit, the SSA will reduce your benefit.

Starting with the month you reach full retirement age, they will not reduce your benefits no matter how much you earn.

The SSA will use the following earnings limits to reduce your benefits: If you are under full retirement age for the entire year, they will deduct $1 from your benefit payments for every $2 you earn above the annual limit.

For 2017 that limit is $16,920. For 2018 - $17,040.

Let me know if that answered your concern?

Ask Your Own Tax Question
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Do I report that I went back to work? It's been 10 months
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I don't have $52
Tax Professional: Lev, Tax Advisor replied 5 months ago

As long as your earning is below specified annual limit - no need to report to the SSA - but depending on your income - you might need to file the tax return.

If your earning is above the limit - you will need to tell the SSA and they will reduce your benefits.

Ask Your Own Tax Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Wallstreet Esq. Your Own Question
Wallstreet Esq.
Wallstreet Esq.
Wallstreet Esq., Tax Attorney
Category: Tax
Satisfied Customers: 586
586 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 10 years experience

Wallstreet Esq. is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I really was impressed with the prompt response. Your expert was not only a tax expert, but a people expert!!! Her genuine and caring attitude came across in her response...

T.G.WMatteson, IL

I WON!!! I just wanted you to know that your original answer gave me the courage and confidence to go into yesterday's audit ready to fight.

BonnieChesnee, SC

Great service. Answered my complex tax question in detail and provided a lot of additional useful information for my specific situation.

JohnMinneapolis, MN

Excellent information, very quick reply. The experts really take the time to address your questions, it is well worth the fee, for the peace of mind they can provide you with.

OrvilleHesperia, California

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Wallstreet Esq.

Wallstreet Esq.

Tax Attorney

586 satisfied customers

10 years experience

Mark D

Mark D

Enrolled Agent

1,338 satisfied customers

MBA, EA, Specializing in Business and Individual Tax Returns and Issues

Richard

Richard

Tax Attorney

4,451 satisfied customers

29 years of experience as a tax, real estate, and business attorney.

PhillipsEsq.

PhillipsEsq.

Attorney-at-Law

56 satisfied customers

B.A., M.B.A, J.D.

Robin D.

Robin D.

Senior Tax Advisor 4

15,124 satisfied customers

15years with H & R Block. Divisional leader, Instructor

Megan C

Megan C

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

8,655 satisfied customers

Licensed CPA, CFE, CMA, CGMA who teaches accounting courses at Master's Level

jgordosea

jgordosea

Enrolled Agent

2,885 satisfied customers

I've prepared all types of taxes since 1987.

< Previous | Next >

Related Tax Questions
Will my State Taxes be processed soon and returned to me.
Will my State Taxes be processed soon and returned to me … read more
Bryan Mullis
Bryan Mullis
Managing Partner
Masters of Accountancy
27 satisfied customers
I have a question about California safe harbor law. I was
Hello. I have a question about California safe harbor law. I was given a 2 year contract to work in Beijing, China. Am I a non-resident the moment I leave CA to start that contract or ONLY AFTER 546 d… read more
Barbara
Barbara
Enrolled Agent, Paralegal
4,943 satisfied customers
Are social security retirement benefits subject to Federal
Are social security retirement benefits subject to Federal withholding taxs … read more
Barbara
Barbara
Enrolled Agent, Paralegal
4,943 satisfied customers
Is military retirement income taxable in the state of
Is military retirement income taxable in the state of Hawaii . I asked this question before and was told that military retired pay was not taxable in Hawaii.what's your opinion?… read more
Lev
Lev
Tax Advisor
32,712 satisfied customers
Regarding state income taxes, if someone lives in one state
regarding state income taxes, if someone lives in one state for 3 months, and in another state for 6 months, do they file one full year resident and one part year? or two part year returns?… read more
Lev
Lev
Tax Advisor
32,712 satisfied customers
My return indicates an error at State Taxes & Interest
My return indicates an error at State Taxes & Interest worksheet, indicating I have to fill in " 1.b.2" I can not do that because I haven't lived in any state other than FL during 2017. I don't know h… read more
Barbara
Barbara
Enrolled Agent, Paralegal
4,943 satisfied customers
Why are my retirement benefits on my 1099R taxed at 6%? No
Why are my retirement benefits on my 1099R taxed at 6%? … read more
Lev
Lev
Tax Advisor
32,712 satisfied customers
I am a State resident but with an interest % in a California
I am a Washington State resident but with an interest % in a California S Corp. I forgot to include this California K1 on my tax return in 2014 & 2015, so I just received a letter from CA saying they … read more
NPVAdvisor
NPVAdvisor
CFP Licensee and Practitioner
Master's Degree
180 satisfied customers
I am retired us citizen collecting ss benefits, my incom is
I am retired us citizen collecting ss benefits, my incom is smal and I do not pay any taxis, I have disabled child who is collecting 1/2 disabled ss benefits, I decided to move permanently to Poland, … read more
Barbara
Barbara
Enrolled Agent, Paralegal
4,943 satisfied customers
My wife and I live in State which has no income tax, and
My wife and I live in Washington State which has no income tax, and she's considering a job in California which has a state income tax. Our bigger question gets into community property law, which California is a state that participates with that, vs. Washington state that doesn't. I would still be working in WA state while my wife would commute to CA, but we're trying to see about the tax implications (for example, would we both have to indicate 1/2 of our “community property” (income) on our returns. If so what would we need to consider in negotiations with the company to account for this tax difference? … read more
Robin D.
Robin D.
Senior Tax Advisor 4
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
15,124 satisfied customers
Federal and California state taxes: Yet another "Do I Need
Federal and California state taxes: Yet another "Do I Need To File" questionMy wife and I receive Social Security benefits totaling a bit more than $35K annually, and in the past we have not needed to… read more
Lev
Lev
Tax Advisor
32,712 satisfied customers
Under the new 2018 Trump tax law is rental income considered
under the new 2018 Trump tax law is rental income considered "small business" income? I live in California/San Jose and own six single family homes which produce significant (about $ 50,000) positive … read more
Carter McBride
Carter McBride
LLM
967 satisfied customers
I am a retired California pension recipient living in
Hi - I am a retired California pension recipient living in Hawaii. I have two pension sources - one from San Francisco and one from San Diego. The San Diego 1099R designates $34,993.91 as taxable (box… read more
Lev
Lev
Tax Advisor
32,712 satisfied customers
OH State income tax - Schedule A - personal tax return line
OH State income tax - Schedule A - personal tax return line 31. 1. What is the difference between "survivorship benefits" and "pension continuation benefits"? * New client for me. * OH resident * Spou… read more
Barbara
Barbara
Enrolled Agent, Paralegal
4,943 satisfied customers
California State Tax We moved to California from August 2016
California State TaxWe moved to California from August 2016 till March 2017. Are we liable for California State Taxes during this time? We have an online business, in which all sales are from Thailand… read more
Carter McBride
Carter McBride
LLM
967 satisfied customers
Looking for tax law advise, California, I owe State and
I owe State and Federal Taxes for 2015 & 2016 and have worked out a monthly payment plan with the State but Federal is asking for a $6,100 lump sum by 1/28/18 before working out a monthly payment plan. If I cannot come up with the lump sum they will file a Notice of Federal Tax Lien that will be reported to the credit agencies. Is there any way to negotiate this? … read more
Lev
Lev
Tax Advisor
32,712 satisfied customers
Tax law. California. 2016. I am a tax preparer... I have a
I am a tax preparer... I have a client that is under audit... he unfortunately paid approximately $200,000 to subcontractors CASH... the IRS is not allowing the deduction... is there a way we can prove it?… read more
Barbara
Barbara
Enrolled Agent, Paralegal
4,943 satisfied customers
How is the California state income tax calculated? I have
How is the California state income tax calculated? I have approximately $55,000 of income before deductions. I am married filing jointly.… read more
Mark Taylor
Mark Taylor
Certified Public Accountant
Masters
2,294 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x