Survivors' Benefits (2004 IRS FAQ)

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IRS FAQ 6.4 Social Security Income: Survivors' Benefits



Are social security survivor benefits for children considered taxable income?

The person who has the legal right to receive the benefits must determine whether the benefits are taxable. For example, if you and your child receive benefits, but the check for your child is made out in your name, you must use only your part of the benefits to see whether any benefits are taxable to you. One half of the part that belongs to your child must be added to your child's other income to see whether any of those benefits are taxable to the child.

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Source: IRS.gov

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