Do you have to file a 1099 for Social Security?

Here's what you should know about the form SSA-1099, Social Security Benefit Statement: If your only source of income is Social Security benefits, your benefits are generally not taxable. You probably do not even need to file a federal income tax return (for more on whether you need to file a return, click here).

Subsequently, one may also ask, do you get a 1099 for Social Security benefits?

An SSA-1099 is a tax form Social Security mails each year in January to people who receive Social Security benefits. It shows the total amount of benefits you received from Social Security in the previous year so you know how much Social Security income to report to IRS on your tax return.

What is a 1099 form from the Social Security?

The Form SSA-1099 is used to report any Social Security benefits that you may have collected during the year. If you elected to have taxes withheld, it will also show this amount; however, it is uncommon to have withholdings from social security benefits. To view a sample Form SSA-1099, click here.

How do I get my 1099?

A fillable 1099 form will be sent to you if you call 1-800-TAX-FORM and request it. To find the form online, log on to the Internet and navigate the website of the IRS, which is located at That website has a search box, which will make it easier to find the form online.