Small Business W2s—You Can Do Them Online

If you’re a small business owner, you know you have to file your Form W‑2 information with Social Security every year. You might not have realized you can save time and avoid errors by filing online. The filing deadline for tax year 2016 is January 31, 2017. Getting started is easy. Just register for Business…
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Federal Income Taxes And Social Security Benefits

It’s almost tax season. Maybe this is your first year of receiving Social Security benefits and you are wondering if any of your benefits will be subject to Federal income tax. Not everyone pays Federal income tax (state income tax on Social Security benefits is handled through the state of residence for the tax return…
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Know Your Numbers

Have you checked to see how much you’ll receive in retirement from Social Security? You haven’t. Really? It is never too early to start planning for retirement because you get there much more quickly than you would have thought possible. Starting to plan early helps keep you on track to a successful retirement. You can…
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When Your Spouse Dies

The loss of a family member can be devastating. When your spouse dies, you will have many tasks to do. One of them will be to report to Social Security when your spouse died. You can inform us by letter or by phone (1-800-772-1213). We can’t pay benefits for the month of death. That means…
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Why Does The Government Pension Offset Reduce Spouses Benefits?

If you worked in a federal, state or local government job where you did not contribute to Social Security and will receive a pension or have an employer sponsored 401K based on that work, your Social Security spouses benefits may be reduced. These benefits are reduced because in the 1930s when Social Security was set up, these…
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