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  • Jan 7, 2006, 05:03 AM
    drmblvr40
    Do I file taxes when receiving disability?
    I am a single mother receiving social security disability. Do I need to file a tax return?
  • Jan 7, 2006, 06:00 PM
    AtlantaTaxExpert
    Drmblvr40:

    If the disability income is your only source of income and you have not received a multiple-year back payment, then you probably do not have enough income to file.

    Disability income is not considered earned income, so you are not eligible for the Earned Income Credit, so there is no reason for you to file.
  • Apr 15, 2011, 11:50 PM
    sialei
    If I am single and on disability do I need to file tax on my disability
  • Apr 16, 2011, 11:46 PM
    AtlantaTaxExpert
    Probably not, no!

    What is the source of the disability? Government? Military? Private policy? From your employer?

    The first three are NOT taxable.

    The last one (From your Employer) IS taxable, because it is considered a replacement of your salary.
  • Jan 17, 2012, 02:42 PM
    nanacharlotte
    My husband and I are on disability and together we draw about 27,00.00 But we are paying a lot of interest out on our house and wondered if we could file for that if we don't pay taxes out of our checks ?
  • Jan 17, 2012, 03:46 PM
    AtlantaTaxExpert
    Sorry, but if you have no taxable income, there is no need to file a tax return.
  • Feb 13, 2012, 07:41 AM
    Massicot
    I would like to know , if I can file the interest paid on my mortgage, personal property tax, etc. When my only income was workmans compensation disability checks
  • Feb 13, 2012, 08:53 AM
    AtlantaTaxExpert
    To the last poster, the answer is NO. Workmen's compensation is NOT taxable, and if it is your ONLY source of income, you have NO filing requirement.
  • Apr 29, 2012, 07:39 PM
    franklinal
    Am receiving ss benififs plus retirement disabilit from work do I have to filee late
  • Apr 29, 2012, 07:51 PM
    AtlantaTaxExpert
    To Frank:

    The retirement disability is probably taxable income.
  • Aug 30, 2012, 03:27 PM
    Raven357
    I have been on SSDI for 2 years and the IRS are requesting me to file for last year and this is my only source of income.
  • Aug 30, 2012, 04:23 PM
    AtlantaTaxExpert
    Social Security Disability, by itself, is NOT taxable income.

    If you have no other taxable income, there is NO reason to file a tax return.
  • Oct 31, 2012, 05:50 PM
    italianjrsygrl
    I just left my husband and not sure what I'm supposed to do about Taxes.
    I'm on disability and he worked off and on this past year and than put in for an extension but still hasn't done anything about them. Will I be held responsible and if so what should I do?
  • Oct 31, 2012, 06:44 PM
    AtlantaTaxExpert
    File the return by yourself as Married Filing Separately and that will cover you.
  • Jan 1, 2013, 01:28 PM
    janjan50
    I would like to know if I can file taxes for 2013. I get ssi disability, and I have an in home daycare for extra income. I understand that you cannot go over an certain amount of money, I have made about 12000 off that. Can I file taxes? Jjphillips2011@aol.com
  • Jan 1, 2013, 01:32 PM
    janjan50
    I would like to know if I can file taxes for 2013. I get ssi disability, and I have an in home daycare for extra income. I understand that you cannot go over an certain amount of money, I have made about 12000 off that. Can if file taxes? jjphillips2011@aol.com. T
  • Jan 1, 2013, 01:51 PM
    AtlantaTaxExpert
    You not can file a tax return, you MUST file a tax return with Schedules C and SE.
  • Feb 5, 2013, 03:53 PM
    paulwilkinson
    I think you should send your husband his paperwork, so he can take care of it. You are being horrible about this, and are making things worse for me and everyone else, including you.
    I can't get a job without my papers, I can't get insurance without my papers, and the doctors have found something on my lung with an x-ray.
    after all I've done for you and your medical issues, you could sure do the right thing and send me my papers.
  • Feb 5, 2013, 03:55 PM
    paulwilkinson
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by italianjrsygrl View Post
    I just left my husband and not sure what i'm supposed to do about Taxes.
    I'm on disability and he worked off and on this past year and than put in for an extension but still hasn't done anything about them. Will I be held responsible and if so what should i do?

    think you should send your husband his paperwork, so he can take care of it. You are being horrible about this, and are making things worse for me and everyone else, including you.
    I can't get a job without my papers, I can't get insurance without my papers, and the doctors have found something on my lung with an x-ray.
    after all I've done for you and your medical issues, you could sure do the right thing and send me my papers.
    by the way, how did you post this on the first, when you left me on the 5th
  • Apr 15, 2013, 07:32 AM
    nipsen60
    My husband and I are both on social security disability plus he gets money from the VA due to his disability is this taxable income or we don't need to file?
    Thank You,
    Nipsen60

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