Are Social Security Benefits Taxable?

If your only income is Social Security, chances are it’s going to be tax-free.

If you have other forms of reported income, it could count towards a formula called provisional income, which determines whether or not your Social Security benefit is partially or nearly fully taxed.

If you’re concerned about the taxation of Social Security, look up the formula for provisional income to see how additional income could cause your Social Security benefit to be subject to income tax.