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Do I have to report ssdi if I earned less than 10k from my job or can I just omit it from my return altogether?
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Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS
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I hold a law degree (J.D.), with concentration in Tax Law, Estate law & Corporate law, an MBA in finance, a BBA, and CFP & CRPS (Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist) designations, as well - I’ve been providing financial, Social Security/Medicare, estate, corporate, non-profit, and tax advice, to clients on three continents, since 1986.

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You don't report ... There's a specific formula for determining whether some of your Social Security (SSDI OR Retirement) might be taxable.

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No one pays federal income tax on more than 85 percent of his or her Social Security benefits based on Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rules. If you:

  • file a federal tax return as an "individual" and your combined income * is
    • between $25,000 and $34,000, you may have to pay income tax on up to 50 percent of your benefits.
    • more than $34,000, up to 85 percent of your benefits may be taxable.

  • file a joint return, and you and your spouse have a combined income * that is
    • between $32,000 and $44,000, you may have to pay income tax on up to 50 percent of your benefits
    • more than $44,000, up to 85 percent of your benefits may be taxable.

  • are married and file a separate tax return, you probably will pay taxes on your benefits.

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Your adjusted gross income
+ Nontaxable interest
+ ½ of your Social Security benefits
= Your " combined income "

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SO at 10,000 you're not even close. No taxation of SSDI here.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
okay so as as long as i'm under $25k I don't have to put this anywhere on my tax return? that's what i meant by report, sorry

That's right ... and it's actually whether 1/2 of the Social Security plus other income (called Combined income ... hate that phrase becasue it sounds like you count ALL income) is = to 25K for a single filer.

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Thanks so much for the rating,

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