The benefits are based on a worker’s past history of earnings. Each year the Social Security Administration sends out a report to all taxpayers. The report provides information about each taxpayer’s benefit according to their overall income earnings.
Social security disability is a payroll deduction from a worker’s paycheck. The purpose is to provide a source of income if a disability prevents a worker from earning an income. There are specific rules and regulations that must be followed to qualify for the benefits.
Some benefits that not considered earned income and remain nontaxable. Income earnings can also affect the amount of benefits received or the amounts that may be deemed as taxable. States do not tax social security benefits and social security has no authority to withhold state or local taxes from your benefits.
The benefits could be taxable if the beneficiary has other sources of income from a spouse earning ample income or private sources and other insurance coverage.
On federal tax filings, a combined incomes from $25,000 – $34,000 may require taxes to be paid on 50 percent of the social security benefit. The maximum amount of the social security benefits that can be taxed is 85 percent on the combined incomes above $34,000.
Each disabled beneficiary will receive a Form SSA-1099 for the amount of benefits received during the previous year. If half of the benefit amounts added with all other taxable incomes, total more than the federally established threshold, a portion of the benefit may be taxed.
It is recommended that you take the time to know how much of the disability income is taxable so that you are not surprised tax time.