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Second opinion] how can I apply for refund of social security benefits taxes withHeld in 2015 AND 2016 due to repayment of benefits in 2016 AND 2017? My box 4 for 2017 SSA 1099 is less than box 3.I am assuming because I paid taxes on these benefits in 2015 and 16 and had to pay back that I should get a refund on the taxes withheld and I can't get anyone to answer this question for me! Please can you just set me straight one way or another, thanks
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Kindly note that I just came across your post. I do not have control over the question list or the promises made to you by the site as to the response time. I am just a site user just like you. Nonetheless, I apologize for the delay in response to your post.

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Tax Professional: PhillipsEsq., Attorney-at-Law replied 3 months ago

If you paid taxes on the benefits in 2015 and 2016 and included those withheld taxes in your 2015 and 2016 income tax returns to reduce your tax liability, you would not be entitled to additional refund. So, I am afraid that you would not be due another refund because it is more than likely that you have already taken credit for these taxes in your previous tax returns for those two years.

I am sorry that I do not have better news for you.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
but the benefits that I declared as income on AGI in 2015 and 2016 but then had to pay back in 2016 and 2017, so did I not end up paying taxes on money I had to return so why would I not get refund on those taxes?
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