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Q: social security taxes ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: social security taxes
Category: Business and Money > Finance
Asked by: nurse5102-ga
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Posted: 26 Jun 2006 12:15 PDT
Expires: 26 Jul 2006 12:15 PDT
Question ID: 741189
must self-employed continue to pay social security taxes past age 65?
Subject: Re: social security taxes
Answered By: efn-ga on 26 Jun 2006 23:17 PDT
Hi nurse5102,

The Social Security and Medicare tax a self-employed person pays is
called "self-employment tax."  A self-employed person older than 65
must still pay this tax.

Chapter 10 of Internal Revenue Service Publication 334, "Tax Guide for
Small Business," states this quite clearly:

"The self-employment tax rules apply no matter how old you are and
even if you are already receiving social security and Medicare


A page on Self-Employment Tax in the IRS's Small Business and
Self-Employed One-Stop Resource says the same thing.,,id=98846,00.html

I hope this answer is helpful, if not what you wanted to hear.

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