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Do I have to pay taxes on my Texas Social Security disability benefits?

 

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If you receive Social Security disability benefits in Texas, those benefits may be taxable. How much you will pay depends on your total income as well as the income of your spouse. Generally, if your annual income is above $25,000, up to 50 percent of your disability benefit payments could be taxed. If you make more than $34,000 in a year, up to 85 percent of your Social Security benefits could be taxed. If you are married, you may have to pay taxes on up to 50 percent of your disability benefits if you made more than $32,000 combined and up to 85 percent of your disability benefits if you made more than $44,000 combined.

 

Income could include wages, interest earned, or dividends.

 

It is very important that you list your Social Security benefits as well as all other sources of income when you pay taxes.  If you have questions about your Social Security benefits and your taxes, be sure to speak with a tax advisor or accountant. If you have questions about your Social Security disability claim, speak with a Dallas Social Security disability attorney. The Texas SSDI lawyers at Morgan & Weisbrod offer free, private consultations.


Carl M. Weisbrod
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Managing Partner of Morgan & Weisbrod, Board Certified in Social Security Disability Law