Correcting Your Work Record

Q: I work part-time as an employee for a business and receive a W-2 for those wages plus I have separate self-employment earnings that I pay taxes on when filing my taxes each year. Only the W-2 wages appear on my most recent Social Security Statement. Since I have been paying self-employment taxes, shouldn’t they…
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Are SSA Amounts Based On Where You Live?

Q: Do Social Security retirement amounts change based on what state you live in? A: No. Your retirement amount is based on your personal work history over many years and your age when starting benefits, not on where you live. It will not change if you move to a different state. Your best 35 years…
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Recently Change Your Name?

Recently change your name? Is your name the same on your W-2 form as on your Social Security number (SSN) card?  If you need to update your name on your Social Security card, remember that doing so is free. Social Security does not charge a fee for Social Security number actions whether name change, replacement of a…
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Is Payroll Tax Withheld If I Work And Receive Social Security?

Q: I stopped working full-time at the end of 2014 and started Social Security retirement. For the next few months I will work part-time and then retire completely. Will Social Security payroll tax be held from my paycheck? If yes, will this increase my retirement amount?  A: Yes, you continue to pay Social Security and…
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Employers – Remember SSA Business Services Online

Employers: You can still register for Social Security Business Services Online (BSO) and transmit your 2014 W-2 information electronically.   Once registered, you can also immediately verify the Social Security number (SSN) of new and existing employees online or overnight, without seeing the paper SSN card, preventing future reporting problems due to having a wrong SSN…
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