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Subject:  Re: Obama on payroll tax Date:  6/17/2008  1:43 PM
Author:  cliff666 Number:  13474 of 19483

Don't your benefits get cut in half if you earn over about $12k per year? Or have you got it set up so all the income is in your wife's business' name while you take SS with no income of your own?

--fleg

No, I got my full SS dole for a couple of years before retiring from working for wages. Same of several other folks I know. At this time, I have no income from wages, so the issue is no longer current for us. My wife still pays her taxes, including Self Employment tax.

There was a time when SS was cut if you collected SS while still drawing wage income. That changed about 5-6 years ago. I don't find a source for the information, but it happened.

cliff
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