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# What is the Social Security cap for 2010?

## What is the Social Security cap for 2010?

\$106,800.00
For 2010, the maximum limit on earnings for withholding of Social Security (old age, disability, and survivors insurance) is \$106,800.00. This is unchanged from last year. The Social Security tax rate remains at 6.2 percent, resulting in a maximum Social Security tax of \$6,621.60.

### What is the most a taxpayer could pay into Social Security in 2010?

Maximum earnings subject to Social Security taxes

Program Amount
OASDI 106,800
HI No limit

#### What was significant about the year 2010 for the Social Security system?

April 7, 2010 SSA released its Open Government plan. The plan is part of the President’s initiatives for open government. Three flagship initiatives are highlighted in the plan — the Spanish-Language Retirement Estimator, Online Service Enhancement, and an Online Life-Expectancy Calculator.

What was Social Security cap in 2008?

NOTE: The 7.65% tax rate is the combined rate for Social Security and Medicare. The Social Security portion (OASDI) is 6.20% on earnings up to the applicable taxable maximum amount (see below)….SSI Resources Limits:

SSI Resources Limits: 2008 2009
Individual \$2,000 \$2,000
Couple \$3,000 \$3,000

How much Social Security tax does a person who makes \$50000 per year pay?

Take, for example, an employee making \$50,000 in 2014. This worker would pay a FICA tax of 6.2%, or \$3,100. His or her employer would also pay a Social Security tax of 6.2% on that employee’s earnings, or another \$3,100.

## What is the maximum contribution to Social Security per year?

Contribution and benefit bases, 1937-2022

Year Amount
2016 118,500
2017 127,200
2018 128,400
2019 132,900

### What is the SSI resource limit?

\$2,000
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a needs-based program. To get SSI, your countable resources must not be worth more than \$2,000 for an individual or \$3,000 for a couple. We call this the resource limit. Countable resources are the things you own that count toward the resource limit.

#### Was Social Security meant to be a retirement plan?

The Social Security Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt on August 14, 1935. In addition to several provisions for general welfare, the new Act created a social insurance program designed to pay retired workers age 65 or older a continuing income after retirement.

What was the average Social Security payment in 2009?

Recipients of Social Security, SSI , or Both

Year Total Social Security only
Total
2009 11,155 7,924
Average monthly payment a (dollars)
1996 624.80 744.60

What is the maximum Social Security tax anyone could have paid in the year 2008?

Increasing the Tax Max: Historical Methods and Rationales

Years Tax max (\$) Mechanism and policy rationale
2007 97,500 Levels set by wage indexing; indexing formula was adjusted slightly by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1989.
2008 102,000
2009 106,800
2010 106,800

## Is there a limit on how much social security can be taxed?

If you are working, there is a limit on the amount of your earnings that is taxed by Social Security. This amount is known as the maximum taxable earnings and changes each year. The maximum earnings that are taxed has changed over the years as shown in the chart below.

### What happens when social security exceeds the maximum amount withheld?

You may then end up with total Social Security taxes withheld that exceed the maximum. When you file your tax return the following year, you can claim a refund from the IRS for Social Security taxes withheld that exceeded the maximum amount.

#### What’s the special earnings rule for Social Security?

The special rule lets us pay a full Social Security check for any whole month we consider you retired, regardless of your yearly earnings. If you will: Be under full retirement age for all of 2021, you are considered retired in any month that your earnings are \$1,580 or less and you did not perform substantial services in self-employment.