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I have just completed my tax returns for 2017 and have been advised to have some taxes taken from my social security pension in order to prevent paying taxes next year. How would one go about knowing how much to have taken out for that purpose?

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Yes, my husband and I file a joint return.

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Welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you.

Depending on the amount you owed, you would determine the percentage that is best for you.

Social Security will withhold either 7%, 10%, 12%, or 22% from your Social Security Benefits.

You would have to complete Form W-4V. Here is the form: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw4v.pdf

Once you complete it, you will mail it or deliver it in person to your local Social Security office.

Please let me know if I can assist you further.

Thank you and best regards,

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