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My brother passed away and left a wife and three small children. The total monthly SS Survivor benefits are split 3 ways and paid to the three kids. The wife is a school teacher and has a nominal income of less than $50,000. Anyone know if or how the SS Survivor Benefits should be reported?
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Someone correct me if I am mistaken. The SS benefits to the children are the children's income and no one else's. If there is any reporting to be done, it will be under the children's (individually) SS numbers.

Donna
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Anyone know if or how the SS Survivor Benefits should be reported?

A 1099 will be issued in each child's SSN. Benefits are reported on each child's return if the child has a filing requirement. Rules about taxability are the same as for any other SS benefits, so it's unlikely that anything will be taxed.

Phil
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Thanks for the answers.
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