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Do I have to claim my Social Security Income (SSI) as income?

You may need to claim a portion of your Social Security Income (SSI) as gross income if you have other income besides Social Security. To find out, Credit Karma Tax helps adds up:

  1. Your total taxable income (excluding SSI), such as pensions, wages, interest, ordinary dividends, and capital gain distributions (not reducing your income by any deductions, certain exclusions, or exemptions),
  2. Nontaxable interest, and
  3. Half of your SSI.

The total amount is called your “combined income.”

If you’re filing as single, head of household, or qualifying widow(er) and your combined income is:

  • More than $25,000 but less than or equal to $34,000, then up to 50 percent of your benefits may be taxable.
  • More than $34,000, then upto 85 percent of your benefits may be taxable.

If you’re married filing jointly and your combined income is:

  • More than $32,000 but less than or equal to $44,000, up to 50 percent of your benefits may be taxable.
  • More than $44,000, up to 85 percent of your benefits may be taxable.

If you’re married filing separately and lived with your spouse at any time during the year, up to 85 percent of your benefits may be taxable.

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