Social Security Snapshot

Texas

If you love wide-open spaces, the beauty of natural landscapes, good barbecue, and warm weather year round, the Lone Star State may be calling you. Texas is a great place to spend your retirement years, where its sheer size and low cost of living offer a wide selection of places to go and things to do. Now’s the time to reap the rewards of years of Social Security tax payments — and that’s why you should turn to Registered Social Security Analyst to help you maximize the benefits that await you.

Social Security for Texans — entitlements include:

  • Retirement benefits
  • Benefits for disabled workers and their dependents
  • Benefits to the families of deceased workers

You may also be entitled to:

  • Supplemental Security Income program (SSI) – a needs-based program for people ages 65+ and people with disabilities, regardless of age.
  • Assistance if you are a Medicare beneficiary with limited income to apply for extra help with the cost of prescription drugs (Medicare Prescription Drug Program.)

Social Security: It’s tax-free in Texas

All Social Security income is tax-free in Texas on your state income tax return.

While the IRS may tax you on up to 85% of your Social Security benefits, if you are a resident, you will pay no state tax on it regardless of income or the size of your Social Security benefit.

What you need to know as a Texas retiree:

  • No tax on Social Security
  • No tax on withdrawals from retirement accounts
  • No tax on public and private pension incomes.
  • Wages are taxed at normal rates
  • Texas has some of the highest sales taxes and property taxes in the U.S.

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