Originally Posted by ricks
I've been on SS disability for many years now and I need to know if I have to file taxes. I am married with 2 young children. My wife cares for me and the children and she does not work. Years ago I was told that I do not have to file but I'm curious as what I need to do now. I only receive 30,660 for myself and my children a year.
It depends on your MAGI also called provisional income(50% of your SSDI plus tax exempt income plus foreing tax credit(if you have)); the base amounts are $32K for married couples filing jointly; as yo only receive $30,660 then your MAGI is lower than $32K, you do not need to pay tax on your SSDI.
so unless you are subjecrt to tax refund from IRS/ State,you do not need to file your 2013 return