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July 2007

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Taxation of Social Security

I guess I have been asleep at the switch. I thought my Social Security benefits were benefits not subject to the income tax. Boy, was I surprised (and outraged, I might add) when I found 85% of my Social Security income included in my taxable income. When did the government start stealing my Social Security? (M.C., Merryville, IN)


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