Time is growing short to file your income taxes for 2017. Are you worried because you need your 1099 for Social Security benefits and you can’t find it?
Worry no more. Social Security has made replacing a lost 1099 as easy as signing on to your my Social Security account. Don’t have a my Social Security account? Visit our website at www.ssa.gov/myaccount/ to set one up. Creating a secure account is very easy to do and usually takes less than 15 minutes. And it conveniently provides online access to services such as replacing your lost 1099. As Millennials like to say, “How cool is that?” (If you have trouble setting up your my Social Security account, ask your local Millennial or grandchild to help you. )
Now you have the ability to download the 1099 using our online services. There’s no need to visit a field office. A replacement SSA-1099 or SSA-1042S became available after February 1 for the previous tax year.
After you replace your lost 1099, visit our front page section about tax questions about Social Security. These frequently asked questions contain useful information that people ask about Social Security and taxes.
Considering having voluntary withholding of tax from your Social Security benefits? Visit our Retirement Planner page at www.ssa.gov/planners/taxwithold.html to learn about what you need to do.
Now that you know how to replace your 1099, there’s no reason not to finish those taxes now. Social Security is there to help you so you can do the rest.