Free Social Security Income Tax Calculator

You are likely incurring federal income taxes on your Social Security benefits. As your income sources like interest, pensions, and retirement accounts rises, the percentage of your Social Security benefits subject to taxation also increases, up to a maximum of 85%.

This calculator is expertly crafted to assist you in reducing the tax burden on your Social Security income. It achieves this by guiding you in strategically reallocating income from taxable sources to those that are tax-exempt. Learn how by examining the two examples on the right, then explore this calculator to see if shifting your income sources could result in significant tax savings for you.
Example 1: Mary, $7,161 Benefit

Mary, a 79-year-old widow, relies on the 5% interest from her $500,000 savings for her living expenses. With a focus on absolute financial security, she is concerned about potential drops in interest rates affecting her income.
  $10,000 of Pension income,
  $25,000 of Interest income and
  $15,000 of Social Security, which totals
$50,000: $46,750 is taxable (Social Security taxed at 78%).
Her federal income taxes are $3,854

By shifting the $25,000 interest income from taxable accounts to a 10-year split annuity:
  $10,000 of Pension income,
  $6,591 of Interest income and
  $22,080 of tax-free Return of Principal and
  $15,000 of Social Security. Total income of
$53,671: $16,591 is taxable (Social Security taxed at 0%).

Her federal income taxes are now $364

$7,161 Benefit: Taxes are $3,490 less; Income is $3,671 higher.