Social Security is with you through
life’s journey, putting you in control of your finances and future. With this in mind, we have made getting a replacement Social Security Benefit Statement even easier. Now you can instantly print or save a replacement any time you want. That’s control!
The Benefit Statement, also known as the SSA-1099 or the SSA-1042S, 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 the IRS on your tax return.
An SSA-1042S is for a noncitizen who lives outside the United States and received or repaid Social Security benefits last year.
If you currently live in the United States and you need a replacement form SSA-1099 or SSA-1042S, simply go online and get an instant, printable replacement form with a my Social Security account at www?socialsecurity?gov/myaccount.
If you already have a my Social Security account, you can access your online account to view and print your SSA-1099 or SSA-1042S. If you don’t have a my Social Security account, creating a secure account is very easy to do and usually takes less than 15 minutes.
Keep in mind, your Social Security benefits may be taxable. Visit www?socialsecurity?gov/planners/taxes.html if you have other substantial income.
Securing today and tomorrow doesn’t have to be difficult, and Social Security continues to improve our customer service with easy-to-use online features. Find out more about what you can do online at www?socialsecurity?gov.
(Tom Winschel is Social Security District Manager in Pittsburgh, Pa.)
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