Earnings Subject To Social Security Taxes

Should I List The Family That I Recently Worked For As My Employer?

I am a 63-year-old woman who was a nanny for a family for several months last year.They paid me in cash, which means they did NOT consider me an employee and did not withhold FICA taxes. When I apply for my Social Security benefits (possibly soon), am I correct in deducing that I cannot list this family as people for whom I have worked? (Questions 19-20 on the Application For Retirement Insurance Benefits, Form SSA-1-BK)

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Will My Earnings Be Subject To Social Security Taxes If I Retire And Go Back To Work For My Employer?

I will retire with a state funded retirement system, SURS. We do not pay into social security. My questions is when i retire i am planning on going back to work for my same employer. i will not be required to pay into SURS because i will be collecting my pension. Since they are an eligible SURS employer and have that fica/futa exemption will i have to pay social security tax?

Thank you!

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How Can I Correct My Earnings History?

Larry, the federal govt reported social security earnings in 1983 and 1985. During this time I was covered under CSRS, any idea how I get this corrected?

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No action is likely needed unless you are or will become eligible for Social Security benefits. If correction is necessary, you will likely need to submit copies of your W-2 forms to Social Security for the years in question.

Best, Jerry

Were Social Security Taxes Withheld From My Military Pay?

Hi; I am retired civilian from the Federal government. I am trying to obtain my 40 quarters for SS. I have 35 quarters according the SSA.GOV ,My SS Benefits. I was in the Nave reserve for 1 year and then served 20 months active duty from Feb 15,1968 to Oct 31, 1969. I don't recall if SS was deducted or if I have to repay it. in 1968 I earned $1409 and in 169 I earned $2284

thanx
Barry

PS I want be rid of Held Harmless!!

Hi Barry,

What Should I Do If My SS Statements Aren't Correct?

My SS statements show that I have earned 31 credits. I went to the SS office to verify, and they say I have earned 36 credits. I asked which information would be used to determine eligibility and they said the information at their office would be used. I mentioned this to a friend of mine and he said it might be worth my while to get SS to reconcile my statement to what SS shows on their computers when I go the office. I earn non SS income and am aware of the WEP. I am considering working some more with SS covered employment in order to take my SS benefit.

What Can I Do If My Former Employer Failed To Report My Earnings?

I discovered that a previous employer did not report my earnings back in 1986. I've been retired (at 66) for a few years now. Is it likely that that $6,000 would make a difference in my monthly Soc. Sec. check now? I have the withholding statement from the employer. The owner is now deceased but the current corp. still exists. How should I handle this?

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How Do I Get My Last Quarter Of Coverage To Qualify For Benefits?

I have 10 years less one quarter of employment, years ago. Last 20 years of self-employment. How do i get that last quarter to qualify for social security and Medicare. I am 63.

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The only way to get a quarter of coverage is to earn enough to qualify. In 2017, the amount of earnings needed for a quarter of coverage is $1300 (https://www.ssa.gov/OACT/COLA/QC.html).

Can I Refuse To Pay FICA Taxes On My Earnings?

I am low end SS recipient at 587.00 mo. Expenses are rising and I must return to work. I do not want to pay into FICA or insurance or any other money grab the government will take. Can barley feed myself as it is. Can I just refuse to pay out if I am hired and how do I tell my employer this without freaking him out ? Thank you for reading this.

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How Can I Get Credit For Earnings Not Posted To My Social Security Earnings Record?

Good morning. I have a question/concern. I am 46 year old veteran. I am 60% disabled by the VA. My life has been in turmoil for many years after my service and I am finally beginning to get back on my feet. My question is regarding social security credits. I have worked on and off at one specific place for several years. This employer closed in February 2015. I had not filed taxes for several years because at that time I was at a point that I didn't care much for anything and wasn't very responsible. Fast forward to 2017.