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Untaxed Social Security Income?

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Question: Are Social Security income benefits included in the income total? I ask because only a portion of my wife's SS is considered taxable.

Answer: Covered California's income calculation includes non-taxable Social Security benefits. However, if your income is less than less than $32,000 for joint income tax filers, you pay no tax on your Social Security benefits.

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Steven wrote: This link should lead to a reference.

http://laborcenter.berkeley.edu/pdf/2013/MAGI_summary13.pdf

Thanks Steve, I corrected the post.

Steven, can you confirm with a reference? I will edit the post on receipt.

I believe Social Security benefit income, including any non-taxable portion, does count toward MAGI as defined by ACA.

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