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01-12-2018 01:33 PM
Since you receive a SSA-1099 that tells me that the money is coming from Social Security and taxable up to 85% for your husbands. The 1099 for your son will have his Social Security Number on it and would only be taxable if he has other income high enough to make it taxable. In your original post you said you entered the income on a 1099-G and that made me think that you did not receive any SSA-1099. If you have included your son's income in prior years, you can go back as far as the 2014 return and amend them to receive any taxes you paid on the extra reported income. There is a type of income from SSI that is never taxable but they do not issue 1099's for that.
01-13-2018 07:57 AM - edited 01-13-2018 08:02 AM
It is not always a flat 85% taxable.
Say the only income received by that spouse ( who lived with the spouse sometime during the year) is SS disability of $20000. (. No other income) only 1/2 of the $20000 would be taxed at 85%. Since it is more than $4050 he will be required to file a tax return.
MFS and did not live with spouse at all during the year calculates taxable SS the same as a single person using the excludable amount.
01-13-2018 07:59 AM - edited 01-13-2018 08:04 AM
If your husbands SS number is on the form, it is his income. If your sons SS number is on the form it is His income.