A New Way To Replace Your Medicare Card Online

Today a Social Security Administration press release announced that now you can replace your Medicare card through your personal my Social Security account. In the release, Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, announced that Medicare beneficiaries can now obtain a replacement card if they have lost, damaged, or simply need to replace it…
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Update – Replacement 1099 For 2014

Replacement 1099’s for 2014 are now available online. The way to get one is different from past years.  When a 1099 replacement was previously requested online, it was mailed to the person’s address as shown on Social Security records. Receipt would take about 10 business days.  Now, replacement 1099’s are available as a new service for people…
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When Will 1099’s For 2014 Be Mailed?

The new year always brings questions about taxation of Social Security benefits and receipt of 1099’s. Earlier this week, I wrote about when people might have to pay federal income taxes on their Social Security benefits. No one pays federal income tax on more than 85 percent of his or her Social Security benefits based on…
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SSA Online Services Update

As regular readers know, many Social Security activities can be completed online.  Social Security has available online services whether you do not expect to be receiving Social Security anytime soon, are completing an application to begin SSA benefits, or are already receiving monthly benefits. Online services are available for specific groups, including employers for W-2…
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Form SSA-1099 For Tax Year 2012

If you need to pay taxes on your Social Security benefits, a Form SSA-1099 for tax year 2012 will be needed. The SSA-1099 shows the total amount of benefits received in the previous year. Social Security mails the form to all beneficiaries by January 31. Anyone needing to replace a SSA-1099 for 2012 can now request…
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