KEY POINTS In most cases, funeral homes notify the government that a person has passed away.If the person was receiving Social Security benefits, a payment is not due for the month of their death.Survivor benefits may be available, depending on several factors. When a loved one receiving Social Security benefits passes away, you may wonder how the government knows to stop sending that monthly money. Or, maybe there’s a surviving spouse or dependent who relied on that income and wonders whether some sort of payment...
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2018 Reference Guide
in Social Security | tagged: Income Tax Social Security Trusts & Estates
IRAs & Qualified Plans Contribution Limits IRA or Roth IRA contribution limit$5,500 IRA or Roth IRA catch-up (age 50 or older)$1,000 Traditional IRA deduction phaseout Participants in a retirement plan Single$63,000 - $73,000 Married filing jointly$101,000 - $121,000 Married filing separately$0 - $10,000 Spousal IRA$189,000 - $199,000 Roth IRA phaseout Single$120,000 - $135,000 Married filing jointly$189,000 - $199,000 Qualified Plans Elective deferrals to 401(k), 403(b), 457, and SARSEPs$18,500 Catch-up contribution (age 50 or older)$6,000 Defined contribution plan limit (Section 415(c)(1)(A))$55,000 Defined benefit plan limit (Section 415(b)(1)(A))$220,000 Simple IRA & SEP IRA SEP IRA contribution limitLesser of $55,000 or 25% of compensation SIMPLE...
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2018 Social Security Reference Guide
Social Security encompasses retirement benefits, disability benefits, and is intertwined with Medicare benefits. This guide focuses on Social Security retirement benefits, the most common association of the term Social Security. There are currently more than 50 million people receiving Social Security retirement benefits (i.e., Old Age and Survivor Insurance or OASI). Social Security Employment Tax While you are working, you and your employer each pay 6.2% (7.65% each including Medicare). Social Security taxes are paid on the first $128,400 of income (2018). Minimum Eligibility Requirements In order to qualify for...
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Is Your Social Security Income Taxable?
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Is your social security income taxable? Only a tax professional can give a good answer to this question. Being a tax professional, the answer to the above question is ‘maybe’, because the taxation of your social security income is entirely dependent on how much additional income you receive from other sources such as income from part-time work, self-employment income, income from pension and distributions from retirement accounts. Therefore, your social security benefits may be tax free or partially taxed. Social...
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