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Subject:  Re: social security Date:  4/14/2000  2:16 PM
Author:  telone Number:  3539 of 19740

Pixy writes:

<<Yes, it could depending on the potential excess over the income threshholds for the taxation of benefits. Keep in mind that
many benefits recipients are not aware such taxation is possible. Many discover it only at tax filing time. Obviously, they don't
pay attention to the literature they receive because it's not a secret and is highlighted in many SSA pubs and in the media from
time to time.>>

I agree that the decision of taking it or waiting has to be crefully thought out. I am 66 and can go to the SS trough now while I am still working full time. I really do not need the "extra" money now. However, if I do jump on the SS train, I will go to a higher IRS bracket. In adition, I will lose out on 1040 deductions b