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Where can ie file my state taxes for free 11. Where can ie file my state taxes for free   Social Security and Equivalent Railroad Retirement Benefits Table of Contents Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Are Any of Your Benefits Taxable? How To Report Your BenefitsHow Much Is Taxable? Examples Deductions Related to Your BenefitsRepayments More Than Gross Benefits Introduction This chapter explains the federal income tax rules for social security benefits and equivalent tier 1 railroad retirement benefits. Where can ie file my state taxes for free It explains the following topics. Where can ie file my state taxes for free How to figure whether your benefits are taxable. Where can ie file my state taxes for free How to use the social security benefits worksheet (with examples). Where can ie file my state taxes for free How to report your taxable benefits. Where can ie file my state taxes for free How to treat repayments that are more than the benefits you received during the year. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Social security benefits include monthly retirement, survivor, and disability benefits. Where can ie file my state taxes for free They do not include supplemental security income (SSI) payments, which are not taxable. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Equivalent tier 1 railroad retirement benefits are the part of tier 1 benefits that a railroad employee or beneficiary would have been entitled to receive under the social security system. Where can ie file my state taxes for free They are commonly called the social security equivalent benefit (SSEB) portion of tier 1 benefits. Where can ie file my state taxes for free If you received these benefits during 2013, you should have received a Form SSA-1099, Social Security Benefit Statement, or Form RRB-1099, Payments by the Railroad Retirement Board. Where can ie file my state taxes for free These forms show the amounts received and repaid, and taxes withheld for the year. Where can ie file my state taxes for free You may receive more than one of these forms for the same year. Where can ie file my state taxes for free You should add the amounts shown on all the Forms SSA-1099 and Forms RRB-1099 you receive for the year to determine the total amounts received and repaid, and taxes withheld for that year. Where can ie file my state taxes for free See the Appendix at the end of Publication 915 for more information. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Note. Where can ie file my state taxes for free When the term “benefits” is used in this chapter, it applies to both social security benefits and the SSEB portion of tier 1 railroad retirement benefits. Where can ie file my state taxes for free What is not covered in this chapter. Where can ie file my state taxes for free   This chapter does not cover the tax rules for the following railroad retirement benefits. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Non-social security equivalent benefit (NSSEB) portion of tier 1 benefits. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Tier 2 benefits. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Vested dual benefits. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Supplemental annuity benefits. Where can ie file my state taxes for free For information on these benefits, see Publication 575, Pension and Annuity Income. Where can ie file my state taxes for free   This chapter does not cover the tax rules for social security benefits reported on Form SSA-1042S, Social Security Benefit Statement, or Form RRB-1042S, Statement for Nonresident Alien Recipients of: Payments by the Railroad Retirement Board. Where can ie file my state taxes for free For information about these benefits, see Publication 519, U. Where can ie file my state taxes for free S. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Tax Guide for Aliens, and Publication 915, Social Security and Equivalent Railroad Retirement Benefits. Where can ie file my state taxes for free   This chapter also does not cover the tax rules for foreign social security benefits. Where can ie file my state taxes for free These benefits are taxable as annuities, unless they are exempt from U. Where can ie file my state taxes for free S. Where can ie file my state taxes for free tax or treated as a U. Where can ie file my state taxes for free S. Where can ie file my state taxes for free social security benefit under a tax treaty. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 505 Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax 575 Pension and Annuity Income 590 Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) 915 Social Security and Equivalent Railroad Retirement Benefits Forms (and Instructions) 1040-ES Estimated Tax for Individuals SSA-1099 Social Security Benefit Statement RRB-1099 Payments by the Railroad Retirement Board W-4V Voluntary Withholding Request Are Any of Your Benefits Taxable? To find out whether any of your benefits may be taxable, compare the base amount for your filing status with the total of: One-half of your benefits, plus All your other income, including tax-exempt interest. Where can ie file my state taxes for free When making this comparison, do not reduce your other income by any exclusions for: Interest from qualified U. Where can ie file my state taxes for free S. Where can ie file my state taxes for free savings bonds, Employer-provided adoption benefits, Foreign earned income or foreign housing, or Income earned by bona fide residents of American Samoa or Puerto Rico. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Children's benefits. Where can ie file my state taxes for free   The rules in this chapter apply to benefits received by children. Where can ie file my state taxes for free See Who is taxed , later. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Figuring total income. Where can ie file my state taxes for free   To figure the total of one-half of your benefits plus your other income, use Worksheet 11-1 later in this discussion. Where can ie file my state taxes for free If the total is more than your base amount, part of your benefits may be taxable. Where can ie file my state taxes for free    If you are married and file a joint return for 2013, you and your spouse must combine your incomes and your benefits to figure whether any of your combined benefits are taxable. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Even if your spouse did not receive any benefits, you must add your spouse's income to yours to figure whether any of your benefits are taxable. Where can ie file my state taxes for free    If the only income you received during 2013 was your social security or the SSEB portion of tier 1 railroad retirement benefits, your benefits generally are not taxable and you probably do not have to file a return. Where can ie file my state taxes for free If you have income in addition to your benefits, you may have to file a return even if none of your benefits are taxable. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Base amount. Where can ie file my state taxes for free   Your base amount is: $25,000 if you are single, head of household, or qualifying widow(er), $25,000 if you are married filing separately and lived apart from your spouse for all of 2013, $32,000 if you are married filing jointly, or $-0- if you are married filing separately and lived with your spouse at any time during 2013. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Worksheet 11-1. Where can ie file my state taxes for free   You can use Worksheet 11-1 to figure the amount of income to compare with your base amount. Where can ie file my state taxes for free This is a quick way to check whether some of your benefits may be taxable. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Worksheet 11-1. Where can ie file my state taxes for free A Quick Way To Check if Your Benefits May Be Taxable A. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Enter the amount from box 5 of all your Forms SSA-1099 and RRB-1099. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Include the full amount of any lump-sum benefit payments received in 2013, for 2013 and earlier years. Where can ie file my state taxes for free (If you received more than one form, combine the amounts from box 5 and enter the total. Where can ie file my state taxes for free ) A. Where can ie file my state taxes for free   Note. Where can ie file my state taxes for free If the amount on line A is zero or less, stop here; none of your benefits are taxable this year. Where can ie file my state taxes for free B. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Enter one-half of the amount on line A B. Where can ie file my state taxes for free   C. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Enter your taxable pensions, wages, interest, dividends, and other taxable income C. Where can ie file my state taxes for free   D. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Enter any tax-exempt interest income (such as interest on municipal bonds) plus any exclusions from income (listed earlier) D. Where can ie file my state taxes for free   E. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Add lines B, C, and D E. Where can ie file my state taxes for free   Note. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Compare the amount on line E to your base amount for your filing status. Where can ie file my state taxes for free If the amount on line E equals or is less than the base amount for your filing status, none of your benefits are taxable this year. Where can ie file my state taxes for free If the amount on line E is more than your base amount, some of your benefits may be taxable. Where can ie file my state taxes for free You need to complete Worksheet 1 in Publication 915 (or the Social Security Benefits Worksheet in your tax form instructions). Where can ie file my state taxes for free If none of your benefits are taxable, but you otherwise must file a tax return, see Benefits not taxable , later, under How To Report Your Benefits. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Example. Where can ie file my state taxes for free You and your spouse (both over 65) are filing a joint return for 2013 and you both received social security benefits during the year. Where can ie file my state taxes for free In January 2014, you received a Form SSA-1099 showing net benefits of $7,500 in box 5. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Your spouse received a Form SSA-1099 showing net benefits of $3,500 in box 5. Where can ie file my state taxes for free You also received a taxable pension of $22,800 and interest income of $500. Where can ie file my state taxes for free You did not have any tax-exempt interest income. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Your benefits are not taxable for 2013 because your income, as figured in Worksheet 11-1, is not more than your base amount ($32,000) for married filing jointly. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Even though none of your benefits are taxable, you must file a return for 2013 because your taxable gross income ($23,300) exceeds the minimum filing requirement amount for your filing status. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Filled-in Worksheet 11-1. Where can ie file my state taxes for free A Quick Way To Check if Your Benefits May Be Taxable A. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Enter the amount from box 5 of all your Forms SSA-1099 and RRB-1099. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Include the full amount of any lump-sum benefit payments received in 2013, for 2013 and earlier years. Where can ie file my state taxes for free (If you received more than one form, combine the amounts from box 5 and enter the total. Where can ie file my state taxes for free ) A. Where can ie file my state taxes for free $11,000 Note. Where can ie file my state taxes for free If the amount on line A is zero or less, stop here; none of your benefits are taxable this year. Where can ie file my state taxes for free B. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Enter one-half of the amount on line A B. Where can ie file my state taxes for free 5,500 C. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Enter your taxable pensions, wages, interest, dividends, and other taxable income C. Where can ie file my state taxes for free 23,300 D. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Enter any tax-exempt interest income (such as interest on municipal bonds) plus any exclusions from income (listed earlier) D. Where can ie file my state taxes for free -0- E. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Add lines B, C, and D E. Where can ie file my state taxes for free $28,800 Note. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Compare the amount on line E to your base amount for your filing status. Where can ie file my state taxes for free If the amount on line E equals or is less than the base amount for your filing status, none of your benefits are taxable this year. Where can ie file my state taxes for free If the amount on line E is more than your base amount, some of your benefits may be taxable. Where can ie file my state taxes for free You need to complete Worksheet 1 in Publication 915 (or the Social Security Benefits Worksheet in your tax form instructions). Where can ie file my state taxes for free If none of your benefits are taxable, but you otherwise must file a tax return, see Benefits not taxable , later, under How To Report Your Benefits. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Who is taxed. Where can ie file my state taxes for free   Benefits are included in the taxable income (to the extent they are taxable) of the person who has the legal right to receive the benefits. Where can ie file my state taxes for free For example, if you and your child receive benefits, but the check for your child is made out in your name, you must use only your part of the benefits to see whether any benefits are taxable to you. Where can ie file my state taxes for free One-half of the part that belongs to your child must be added to your child's other income to see whether any of those benefits are taxable to your child. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Repayment of benefits. Where can ie file my state taxes for free   Any repayment of benefits you made during 2013 must be subtracted from the gross benefits you received in 2013. Where can ie file my state taxes for free It does not matter whether the repayment was for a benefit you received in 2013 or in an earlier year. Where can ie file my state taxes for free If you repaid more than the gross benefits you received in 2013, see Repayments More Than Gross Benefits , later. Where can ie file my state taxes for free   Your gross benefits are shown in box 3 of Form SSA-1099 or RRB-1099. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Your repayments are shown in box 4. Where can ie file my state taxes for free The amount in box 5 shows your net benefits for 2013 (box 3 minus box 4). Where can ie file my state taxes for free Use the amount in box 5 to figure whether any of your benefits are taxable. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Tax withholding and estimated tax. Where can ie file my state taxes for free   You can choose to have federal income tax withheld from your social security benefits and/or the SSEB portion of your tier 1 railroad retirement benefits. Where can ie file my state taxes for free If you choose to do this, you must complete a Form W-4V. Where can ie file my state taxes for free   If you do not choose to have income tax withheld, you may have to request additional withholding from other income or pay estimated tax during the year. Where can ie file my state taxes for free For details, see Publication 505 or the instructions for Form 1040-ES. Where can ie file my state taxes for free How To Report Your Benefits If part of your benefits are taxable, you must use Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Where can ie file my state taxes for free You cannot use Form 1040EZ. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Reporting on Form 1040. Where can ie file my state taxes for free   Report your net benefits (the total amount from box 5 of all your Forms SSA-1099 and Forms RRB-1099) on line 20a and the taxable part on line 20b. Where can ie file my state taxes for free If you are married filing separately and you lived apart from your spouse for all of 2013, also enter “D” to the right of the word “benefits” on line 20a. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Reporting on Form 1040A. Where can ie file my state taxes for free   Report your net benefits (the total amount from box 5 of all your Forms SSA-1099 and Forms RRB-1099) on line 14a and the taxable part on line 14b. Where can ie file my state taxes for free If you are married filing separately and you lived apart from your spouse for all of 2013, also enter “D” to the right of the word “benefits” on line 14a. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Benefits not taxable. Where can ie file my state taxes for free   If you are filing Form 1040EZ, do not report any benefits on your tax return. Where can ie file my state taxes for free If you are filing Form 1040 or Form 1040A, report your net benefits (the total amount from box 5 of all your Forms SSA-1099 and Forms RRB-1099) on Form 1040, line 20a, or Form 1040A, line 14a. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Enter -0- on Form 1040, line 20b, or Form 1040A, line 14b. Where can ie file my state taxes for free If you are married filing separately and you lived apart from your spouse for all of 2013, also enter “D” to the right of the word “benefits” on Form 1040, line 20a, or Form 1040A, line 14a. Where can ie file my state taxes for free How Much Is Taxable? If part of your benefits are taxable, how much is taxable depends on the total amount of your benefits and other income. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Generally, the higher that total amount, the greater the taxable part of your benefits. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Maximum taxable part. Where can ie file my state taxes for free   Generally, up to 50% of your benefits will be taxable. Where can ie file my state taxes for free However, up to 85% of your benefits can be taxable if either of the following situations applies to you. Where can ie file my state taxes for free The total of one-half of your benefits and all your other income is more than $34,000 ($44,000 if you are married filing jointly). Where can ie file my state taxes for free You are married filing separately and lived with your spouse at any time during 2013. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Which worksheet to use. Where can ie file my state taxes for free   A worksheet you can use to figure your taxable benefits is in the instructions for your Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Where can ie file my state taxes for free You can use either that worksheet or Worksheet 1 in Publication 915, unless any of the following situations applies to you. Where can ie file my state taxes for free You contributed to a traditional individual retirement arrangement (IRA) and you or your spouse is covered by a retirement plan at work. Where can ie file my state taxes for free In this situation, you must use the special worksheets in Appendix B of Publication 590 to figure both your IRA deduction and your taxable benefits. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Situation (1) does not apply and you take an exclusion for interest from qualified U. Where can ie file my state taxes for free S. Where can ie file my state taxes for free savings bonds (Form 8815), for adoption benefits (Form 8839), for foreign earned income or housing (Form 2555 or Form 2555-EZ), or for income earned in American Samoa (Form 4563) or Puerto Rico by bona fide residents. Where can ie file my state taxes for free In this situation, you must use Worksheet 1 in Publication 915 to figure your taxable benefits. Where can ie file my state taxes for free You received a lump-sum payment for an earlier year. Where can ie file my state taxes for free In this situation, also complete Worksheet 2 or 3 and Worksheet 4 in Publication 915. Where can ie file my state taxes for free See Lump-sum election next. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Lump-sum election. Where can ie file my state taxes for free   You must include the taxable part of a lump-sum (retroactive) payment of benefits received in 2013 in your 2013 income, even if the payment includes benefits for an earlier year. Where can ie file my state taxes for free    This type of lump-sum benefit payment should not be confused with the lump-sum death benefit that both the SSA and RRB pay to many of their beneficiaries. Where can ie file my state taxes for free No part of the lump-sum death benefit is subject to tax. Where can ie file my state taxes for free   Generally, you use your 2013 income to figure the taxable part of the total benefits received in 2013. Where can ie file my state taxes for free However, you may be able to figure the taxable part of a lump-sum payment for an earlier year separately, using your income for the earlier year. Where can ie file my state taxes for free You can elect this method if it lowers your taxable benefits. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Making the election. Where can ie file my state taxes for free   If you received a lump-sum benefit payment in 2013 that includes benefits for one or more earlier years, follow the instructions in Publication 915 under Lump-Sum Election to see whether making the election will lower your taxable benefits. Where can ie file my state taxes for free That discussion also explains how to make the election. Where can ie file my state taxes for free    Because the earlier year's taxable benefits are included in your 2013 income, no adjustment is made to the earlier year's return. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Do not file an amended return for the earlier year. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Examples The following are a few examples you can use as a guide to figure the taxable part of your benefits. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Example 1. Where can ie file my state taxes for free George White is single and files Form 1040 for 2013. Where can ie file my state taxes for free He received the following income in 2013: Fully taxable pension $18,600 Wages from part-time job 9,400 Taxable interest income 990 Total $28,990 George also received social security benefits during 2013. Where can ie file my state taxes for free The Form SSA-1099 he received in January 2014 shows $5,980 in box 5. Where can ie file my state taxes for free To figure his taxable benefits, George completes the worksheet shown here. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Filled-in Worksheet 1. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Figuring Your Taxable Benefits 1. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Enter the total amount from box 5 of ALL your Forms SSA-1099 and RRB-1099. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Also enter this amount on Form 1040, line 20a, or Form 1040A, line 14a $5,980 2. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Enter one-half of line 1 2,990 3. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Combine the amounts from:     Form 1040: Lines 7, 8a, 9a, 10 through 14, 15b, 16b, 17 through 19, and 21. Where can ie file my state taxes for free     Form 1040A: Lines 7, 8a, 9a, 10, 11b, 12b, and 13 28,990 4. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Enter the amount, if any, from Form 1040 or 1040A, line 8b -0-       5. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Enter the total of any exclusions/adjustments for: Adoption benefits (Form 8839, line 28), Foreign earned income or housing (Form 2555, lines 45 and 50, or Form 2555-EZ, line 18), and Certain income of bona fide residents of American Samoa (Form 4563, line 15) or Puerto Rico -0-       6. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Combine lines 2, 3, 4, and 5 31,980 7. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Form 1040 filers: Enter the amount from Form 1040, lines 23 through 32, and any write-in adjustments you entered on the dotted line next to line 36. Where can ie file my state taxes for free     Form 1040A filers: Enter the amount from Form 1040A, lines 16 and 17 -0- 8. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Is the amount on line 7 less than the amount on line 6?     No. Where can ie file my state taxes for free None of your social security benefits are taxable. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Enter -0- on Form 1040, line 20b, or Form 1040A, line 14b. Where can ie file my state taxes for free   Yes. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Subtract line 7 from line 6 31,980 9. Where can ie file my state taxes for free If you are: Married filing jointly, enter $32,000 Single, head of household, qualifying widow(er), or married filing separately and you lived apart from your spouse for all of 2013, enter $25,000 25,000   Note. Where can ie file my state taxes for free If you are married filing separately and you lived with your spouse at any time in 2013, skip lines 9 through 16; multiply line 8 by 85% (. Where can ie file my state taxes for free 85) and enter the result on line 17. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Then go to line 18. Where can ie file my state taxes for free   10. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Is the amount on line 9 less than the amount on line 8?     No. Where can ie file my state taxes for free None of your benefits are taxable. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Enter -0- on Form 1040, line 20b, or on Form 1040A, line 14b. Where can ie file my state taxes for free If you are married filing separately and you lived apart from your spouse for all of 2013, be sure you entered “D” to the right of the word “benefits” on Form 1040, line 20a, or on Form 1040A, line 14a. Where can ie file my state taxes for free     Yes. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Subtract line 9 from line 8 6,980 11. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Enter $12,000 if married filing jointly; $9,000 if single, head of household, qualifying widow(er), or married filing separately and you lived apart from your spouse for all of 2013 9,000 12. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Subtract line 11 from line 10. Where can ie file my state taxes for free If zero or less, enter -0- -0- 13. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Enter the smaller of line 10 or line 11 6,980 14. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Enter one-half of line 13 3,490 15. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Enter the smaller of line 2 or line 14 2,990 16. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Multiply line 12 by 85% (. Where can ie file my state taxes for free 85). Where can ie file my state taxes for free If line 12 is zero, enter -0- -0- 17. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Add lines 15 and 16 2,990 18. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Multiply line 1 by 85% (. Where can ie file my state taxes for free 85) 5,083 19. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Taxable benefits. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Enter the smaller of line 17 or line 18. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Also enter this amount on Form 1040, line 20b, or Form 1040A, line 14b $2,990 The amount on line 19 of George's worksheet shows that $2,990 of his social security benefits is taxable. Where can ie file my state taxes for free On line 20a of his Form 1040, George enters his net benefits of $5,980. Where can ie file my state taxes for free On line 20b, he enters his taxable benefits of $2,990. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Example 2. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Ray and Alice Hopkins file a joint return on Form 1040A for 2013. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Ray is retired and received a fully taxable pension of $15,500. Where can ie file my state taxes for free He also received social security benefits, and his Form SSA-1099 for 2013 shows net benefits of $5,600 in box 5. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Alice worked during the year and had wages of $14,000. Where can ie file my state taxes for free She made a deductible payment to her IRA account of $1,000. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Ray and Alice have two savings accounts with a total of $250 in taxable interest income. Where can ie file my state taxes for free They complete Worksheet 1, entering $29,750 ($15,500 + $14,000 + $250) on line 3. Where can ie file my state taxes for free They find none of Ray's social security benefits are taxable. Where can ie file my state taxes for free On Form 1040A, they enter $5,600 on line 14a and -0- on line 14b. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Filled-in Worksheet 1. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Figuring Your Taxable Benefits 1. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Enter the total amount from box 5 of ALL your Forms SSA-1099 and RRB-1099. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Also enter this amount on Form 1040, line 20a, or Form 1040A, line 14a $5,600 2. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Enter one-half of line 1 2,800 3. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Combine the amounts from:     Form 1040: Lines 7, 8a, 9a, 10 through 14, 15b, 16b, 17 through 19, and 21. Where can ie file my state taxes for free     Form 1040A: Lines 7, 8a, 9a, 10, 11b, 12b, and 13 29,750 4. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Enter the amount, if any, from Form 1040 or 1040A, line 8b -0-       5. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Enter the total of any exclusions/adjustments for: Adoption benefits (Form 8839, line 28), Foreign earned income or housing (Form 2555, lines 45 and 50, or Form 2555-EZ, line 18), and Certain income of bona fide residents of American Samoa (Form 4563, line 15) or Puerto Rico -0-       6. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Combine lines 2, 3, 4, and 5 32,550 7. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Form 1040 filers: Enter the amount from Form 1040, lines 23 through 32, and any write-in adjustments you entered on the dotted line next to line 36. Where can ie file my state taxes for free     Form 1040A filers: Enter the amount from Form 1040A, lines 16 and 17 1,000 8. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Is the amount on line 7 less than the amount on line 6?     No. Where can ie file my state taxes for free None of your social security benefits are taxable. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Enter -0- on Form 1040, line 20b, or Form 1040A, line 14b. Where can ie file my state taxes for free   Yes. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Subtract line 7 from line 6 31,550 9. Where can ie file my state taxes for free If you are: Married filing jointly, enter $32,000 Single, head of household, qualifying widow(er), or married filing separately and you lived apart from your spouse for all of 2013, enter $25,000 32,000   Note. Where can ie file my state taxes for free If you are married filing separately and you lived with your spouse at any time in 2013, skip lines 9 through 16; multiply line 8 by 85% (. Where can ie file my state taxes for free 85) and enter the result on line 17. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Then go to line 18. Where can ie file my state taxes for free   10. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Is the amount on line 9 less than the amount on line 8?     No. Where can ie file my state taxes for free None of your benefits are taxable. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Enter -0- on Form 1040, line 20b, or on Form 1040A, line 14b. Where can ie file my state taxes for free If you are married filing separately and you lived apart from your spouse for all of 2013, be sure you entered “D” to the right of the word “benefits” on Form 1040, line 20a, or on Form 1040A, line 14a. Where can ie file my state taxes for free     Yes. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Subtract line 9 from line 8   11. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Enter $12,000 if married filing jointly; $9,000 if single, head of household, qualifying widow(er), or married filing separately and you lived apart from your spouse for all of 2013   12. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Subtract line 11 from line 10. Where can ie file my state taxes for free If zero or less, enter -0-   13. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Enter the smaller of line 10 or line 11   14. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Enter one-half of line 13   15. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Enter the smaller of line 2 or line 14   16. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Multiply line 12 by 85% (. Where can ie file my state taxes for free 85). Where can ie file my state taxes for free If line 12 is zero, enter -0-   17. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Add lines 15 and 16   18. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Multiply line 1 by 85% (. Where can ie file my state taxes for free 85)   19. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Taxable benefits. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Enter the smaller of line 17 or line 18. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Also enter this amount on Form 1040, line 20b, or Form 1040A, line 14b   Example 3. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Joe and Betty Johnson file a joint return on Form 1040 for 2013. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Joe is a retired railroad worker and in 2013 received the social security equivalent benefit (SSEB) portion of tier 1 railroad retirement benefits. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Joe's Form RRB-1099 shows $10,000 in box 5. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Betty is a retired government worker and receives a fully taxable pension of $38,000. Where can ie file my state taxes for free They had $2,300 in taxable interest income plus interest of $200 on a qualified U. Where can ie file my state taxes for free S. Where can ie file my state taxes for free savings bond. Where can ie file my state taxes for free The savings bond interest qualified for the exclusion. Where can ie file my state taxes for free They figure their taxable benefits by completing Worksheet 1. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Because they have qualified U. Where can ie file my state taxes for free S. Where can ie file my state taxes for free savings bond interest, they follow the note at the beginning of the worksheet and use the amount from line 2 of their Schedule B (Form 1040A or 1040) on line 3 of the worksheet instead of the amount from line 8a of their Form 1040. Where can ie file my state taxes for free On line 3 of the worksheet, they enter $40,500 ($38,000 + $2,500). Where can ie file my state taxes for free Filled-in Worksheet 1. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Figuring Your Taxable Benefits Before you begin: • If you are married filing separately and you lived apart from your spouse for all of 2013, enter “D” to the right of the word “benefits” on Form 1040, line 20a, or Form 1040A, line 14a. Where can ie file my state taxes for free • Do not use this worksheet if you repaid benefits in 2013 and your total repayments (box 4 of Forms SSA-1099 and RRB-1099) were more than your gross benefits for 2013 (box 3 of Forms SSA-1099 and RRB-1099). Where can ie file my state taxes for free None of your benefits are taxable for 2013. Where can ie file my state taxes for free For more information, see Repayments More Than Gross Benefits. Where can ie file my state taxes for free • If you are filing Form 8815, Exclusion of Interest From Series EE and I U. Where can ie file my state taxes for free S. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Savings Bonds Issued After 1989, do not include the amount from line 8a of Form 1040 or Form 1040A on line 3 of this worksheet. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Instead, include the amount from Schedule B (Form 1040A or 1040), line 2. Where can ie file my state taxes for free 1. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Enter the total amount from box 5 of ALL your Forms SSA-1099 and RRB-1099. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Also enter this amount on Form 1040, line 20a, or Form 1040A, line 14a $10,000 2. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Enter one-half of line 1 5,000 3. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Combine the amounts from:     Form 1040: Lines 7, 8a, 9a, 10 through 14, 15b, 16b, 17 through 19, and 21. Where can ie file my state taxes for free     Form 1040A: Lines 7, 8a, 9a, 10, 11b, 12b, and 13 40,500 4. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Enter the amount, if any, from Form 1040 or 1040A, line 8b -0-       5. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Enter the total of any exclusions/adjustments for: Adoption benefits (Form 8839, line 28), Foreign earned income or housing (Form 2555, lines 45 and 50, or Form 2555-EZ, line 18), and Certain income of bona fide residents of American Samoa (Form 4563, line 15) or Puerto Rico -0-       6. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Combine lines 2, 3, 4, and 5 45,500 7. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Form 1040 filers: Enter the amount from Form 1040, lines 23 through 32, and any write-in adjustments you entered on the dotted line next to line 36. Where can ie file my state taxes for free     Form 1040A filers: Enter the amount from Form 1040A, lines 16 and 17 -0- 8. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Is the amount on line 7 less than the amount on line 6?     No. Where can ie file my state taxes for free None of your social security benefits are taxable. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Enter -0- on Form 1040, line 20b, or Form 1040A, line 14b. Where can ie file my state taxes for free   Yes. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Subtract line 7 from line 6 45,500 9. Where can ie file my state taxes for free If you are: Married filing jointly, enter $32,000 Single, head of household, qualifying widow(er), or married filing separately and you lived apart from your spouse for all of 2013, enter $25,000 32,000   Note. Where can ie file my state taxes for free If you are married filing separately and you lived with your spouse at any time in 2013, skip lines 9 through 16; multiply line 8 by 85% (. Where can ie file my state taxes for free 85) and enter the result on line 17. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Then go to line 18. Where can ie file my state taxes for free   10. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Is the amount on line 9 less than the amount on line 8?     No. Where can ie file my state taxes for free None of your benefits are taxable. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Enter -0- on Form 1040, line 20b, or on Form 1040A, line 14b. Where can ie file my state taxes for free If you are married filing separately and you lived apart from your spouse for all of 2013, be sure you entered “D” to the right of the word “benefits” on Form 1040, line 20a, or on Form 1040A, line 14a. Where can ie file my state taxes for free     Yes. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Subtract line 9 from line 8 13,500 11. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Enter $12,000 if married filing jointly; $9,000 if single, head of household, qualifying widow(er), or married filing separately and you lived apart from your spouse for all of 2013 12,000 12. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Subtract line 11 from line 10. Where can ie file my state taxes for free If zero or less, enter -0- 1,500 13. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Enter the smaller of line 10 or line 11 12,000 14. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Enter one-half of line 13 6,000 15. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Enter the smaller of line 2 or line 14 5,000 16. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Multiply line 12 by 85% (. Where can ie file my state taxes for free 85). Where can ie file my state taxes for free If line 12 is zero, enter -0- 1,275 17. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Add lines 15 and 16 6,275 18. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Multiply line 1 by 85% (. Where can ie file my state taxes for free 85) 8,500 19. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Taxable benefits. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Enter the smaller of line 17 or line 18. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Also enter this amount on Form 1040, line 20b, or Form 1040A, line 14b $6,275 More than 50% of Joe's net benefits are taxable because the income on line 8 of the worksheet ($45,500) is more than $44,000. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Joe and Betty enter $10,000 on Form 1040, line 20a, and $6,275 on Form 1040, line 20b. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Deductions Related to Your Benefits You may be entitled to deduct certain amounts related to the benefits you receive. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Disability payments. Where can ie file my state taxes for free   You may have received disability payments from your employer or an insurance company that you included as income on your tax return in an earlier year. Where can ie file my state taxes for free If you received a lump-sum payment from SSA or RRB, and you had to repay the employer or insurance company for the disability payments, you can take an itemized deduction for the part of the payments you included in gross income in the earlier year. Where can ie file my state taxes for free If the amount you repay is more than $3,000, you may be able to claim a tax credit instead. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Claim the deduction or credit in the same way explained under Repayments More Than Gross Benefits , later. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Legal expenses. Where can ie file my state taxes for free   You can usually deduct legal expenses that you pay or incur to produce or collect taxable income or in connection with the determination, collection, or refund of any tax. Where can ie file my state taxes for free   Legal expenses for collecting the taxable part of your benefits are deductible as a miscellaneous itemized deduction on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 23. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Repayments More Than Gross Benefits In some situations, your Form SSA-1099 or Form RRB-1099 will show that the total benefits you repaid (box 4) are more than the gross benefits (box 3) you received. Where can ie file my state taxes for free If this occurred, your net benefits in box 5 will be a negative figure (a figure in parentheses) and none of your benefits will be taxable. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Do not use a worksheet in this case. Where can ie file my state taxes for free If you receive more than one form, a negative figure in box 5 of one form is used to offset a positive figure in box 5 of another form for that same year. Where can ie file my state taxes for free If you have any questions about this negative figure, contact your local SSA office or your local RRB field office. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Joint return. Where can ie file my state taxes for free   If you and your spouse file a joint return, and your Form SSA-1099 or RRB-1099 has a negative figure in box 5, but your spouse's does not, subtract the amount in box 5 of your form from the amount in box 5 of your spouse's form. Where can ie file my state taxes for free You do this to get your net benefits when figuring if your combined benefits are taxable. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Example. Where can ie file my state taxes for free John and Mary file a joint return for 2013. Where can ie file my state taxes for free John received Form SSA-1099 showing $3,000 in box 5. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Mary also received Form SSA-1099 and the amount in box 5 was ($500). Where can ie file my state taxes for free John and Mary will use $2,500 ($3,000 minus $500) as the amount of their net benefits when figuring if any of their combined benefits are taxable. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Repayment of benefits received in an earlier year. Where can ie file my state taxes for free   If the total amount shown in box 5 of all of your Forms SSA-1099 and RRB-1099 is a negative figure, you can take an itemized deduction for the part of this negative figure that represents benefits you included in gross income in an earlier year. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Deduction $3,000 or less. Where can ie file my state taxes for free   If this deduction is $3,000 or less, it is subject to the 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income limit that applies to certain miscellaneous itemized deductions. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Claim it on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 23. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Deduction more than $3,000. Where can ie file my state taxes for free    If this deduction is more than $3,000, you should figure your tax two ways: Figure your tax for 2013 with the itemized deduction included on Schedule A, line 28. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Figure your tax for 2013 in the following steps. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Figure the tax without the itemized deduction included on Schedule A, line 28. Where can ie file my state taxes for free For each year after 1983 for which part of the negative figure represents a repayment of benefits, refigure your taxable benefits as if your total benefits for the year were reduced by that part of the negative figure. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Then refigure the tax for that year. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Subtract the total of the refigured tax amounts in (b) from the total of your actual tax amounts. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Subtract the result in (c) from the result in (a). Where can ie file my state taxes for free Compare the tax figured in methods (1) and (2). Where can ie file my state taxes for free Your tax for 2013 is the smaller of the two amounts. Where can ie file my state taxes for free If method (1) results in less tax, take the itemized deduction on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 28. Where can ie file my state taxes for free If method (2) results in less tax, claim a credit for the amount from step 2(c) above on Form 1040, line 71. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Check box d and enter “I. Where can ie file my state taxes for free R. Where can ie file my state taxes for free C. Where can ie file my state taxes for free 1341” in the space next to that box. Where can ie file my state taxes for free If both methods produce the same tax, deduct the repayment on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 28. Where can ie file my state taxes for free Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications