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Here the calculation gets a bit more complicated, but bear with me.....

This is why I had to use Turbotax to create my spreadsheet. The computation is very complicated and I could never manage to get it right. I just created a simplistic TT form, plugged in a chosen SS amount, and then several different ordinary income amounts, and noted the amount of SS taxed at each step. (TT tells you that.) From that it is simple to compute the percent of SS that is taxed.
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