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How to claim Social Security for part time

Posted By: Terry on 2007-05-08
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Hello. I have a few small part time transcription accounts and want to know how I can claim them so I can accumulate time for Social Security benefits. I'm an independent contractor using 1099.  



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Social security is part of Federal taxes

Your SS is figured in on your schedule C -- after your deductions you pay on your net income and that is added to your federal taxes and you send in one check and pay it all.  You can do quarterly if you do not have a husband to over withold from or if you are not an employee on another job.  Social Security and Federal taxes are not two entities -- but one.


As an IC MT do you pay into Social Security? SM

I am an IC MT in California.  Does anyone know if we can pay into SS so that we get compensated for retirement?  As of yet, I have not but would like to in the future, if it is possible.   


Social Security
If I understand it right, assuming you are paying your federal taxes, you are paying Social Security.  It's something like 15.3% of your reported income, half of which you get to deduct if your income is under $102,000.  Gee, think I just barely fall under that tax bracket!  Google "self-employed social security" or something along those lines for a full explanation. 
They are. Many of them get social security checks for
mental illness or other issues. Some of them spend their social security checks the day they get them on booze and gambling. Some people CHOOSE to be homeless, if you can believe that. There are programs out there for them if they apply. I got to know the homeless population of our city pretty well at one of my former job. I could tell you some stories about some of those characters. One guy is homeless, but he could have his house and bank account, his military retirement, and his social security. Instead, he pushes a cart around town and sleeps on park benches. One woman runs down the street in nothing but polyester pants pulled up to her armpits in the bitter cold of winter. She has shoes and a coat, plus welfare and social security benefits.
the self-employment tax IS the 1/2 of your social security...
"On top of the self-employment tax, etc., you don't get the benefit of your company paying 1/2 of your social security so that is where most of your money at tax time goes to. "  please don't post if you don't know what you're talking about.
Social Security will take it from your Schedule C

Social Security will take your earnings from your Schedule C that goes onto your 1040.  Whatever amount you declare and pay your self employment taxes on (15.75%) is the amount that they will use for your yearly earnings. 



How to get in touch with social security?
Went by the office this morning, unbelievable, just wanted to set up an appt but too many waiting. I tried to find the web site but had no luck therel. I have heard you can set up an appt that way, just need to know where to look. TIA.
Can somewhat please guide me as to how to pay Social Security, SM

federal and state taxes as an IC? I am new to this and dont know the first thing about it. How do I get vouchers for the taxes and how do I pay the SS...thank you!

Do you pay quarterly taxes? Can you pay Social Security (sm)

I have always just filed at the end of the year.  Does everyone else (IC) file quarterly?

Also, if I want to pay into my social secirty on my own, can anyone tell me how to do that?



Paying Social Security is not optional.

social security card needed for job?
I am looking for a second job for some extra money and just was called back about one, he said to bring my license and social security number and i said okay bye. cause i was so excited, but then I thought, wait a minute, what? I don't have my social security card with me... First is this true, second how do i get one?
That only covers the income tax, not the social security tax.
You will have to pay the social security tax on your IC pay.
That's interesting since you have to have a social security number to pay taxes
you're full of it
That should be 15% social security of your gross quarterly earnings also. n,


Reading from my social security paper I have in front of me....

In the year you reach full retirement age, $1 in benefits will be deducted for each $3 you earn above the annual limit ($34,440 in 2007) until the month you reach full retirement. AFTER THAT, YOUR BENEFITS WILL NOT BE REDUCED, NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU EARN.   This is directly from their posting.

See my posting at top, got directly from my social security paperwork
Good point - Income Tax and Social Security
It would be nice to see someone do a study on this.  Not only the income tax dollars there are not going to our federal government, your states, but also what it would do for our social security program.  I am sure we would be shocked at this impact.  No one seems to want to talk about it.  They say that offshoring is good for our economy because it makes businesses more profitable - but at what cost to all of the American people regarding jobs and tax funded programs?  I don't get it.
If you think you can claim a part of rent as propety tax you can't.
It probably asks if you rent because then there would be no property taxes to claim.  If you owned then there would be property taxes.  It s/l it is walking you through the steps.  You can claim property taxes for vehicles, but you have incurred no property taxes as you don't own your residence.   I'm sure property taxes are considered when they decide how much to charge for rent, but who ever owns the property is paying the taxes and not you. 
DID you check with Social Security& does your son receive a check???

Go to SSA.gov and research the payee options.  You may have to use the search engine, but your answer to this particular issue should be there.

I am disabled and while my kids were minors, I had to fill out a form each year on how I, as the payee spent each and every penny of the money they received.  I don't see how his mother can justify how she spent his money for things that you normally would pay.

That said, he is getting Social Security right?  Is your son receiving a dependent check?  Under law, if a parent is disabled and has minor children, each and every one of those children also receive a check until they turn 18 or graduate from high school, which ever comes first.

The check is a percentage of your husbands, so for 800.00, your son should receive at least 350.00.  If you have not been getting this, they would pro-rate it back to when your husbands disability started and that in itself, could solve a lot of your financial problems.  You can also find this out on their website,  HTH

File taxes under the name on file w Social Security....
Name on W2 doesn't have to match, but your tax return has to match SS records. They don't want your marriage license or anything else. Did that for 13 years as instructed by IRS. Didn't have to change it with SS until state changed rules requiring drivers license to match SS records. Still use my maiden name in some limited circumstances.
Does anyone know if you are a part time employee for 1 company and part time IC for another can you
still claim deductions for IC on your income tax even though you are one of each.
Depends on how part time the part time jobs are.
You can do it. You just have to work out a schedule you can live with.
Working full time at home with small children is hard but part time works great
is almost impossible. You will either have to work when your spouse is home or for only a few hours during the day and then more when they are asleep. I work part time at home and my kids (2&5 now) have done very, very well. They are great kids, very well behaved, don't get into much. I stop working to check on them/give them some attention every hour or so while I work (5 hours each afternoon or so) and they get all my attention in the morning and at night. It has worked out beautifully for us.
full-time in office/ part-time at home
I currently work full-time in a physician's office and have started part-time online. My hope is to eventually go full-time online; however that will be done the road for a single mom with a son in college. My suggestion would be try to type part-time for a MTSO and see how that goes i.e work and money with a decision down the road for ultimately being home all the time. A guaranteed paycheck is always a necessity for me. Hope this helps.
I work part-time hours with full-time pay...
I made over 26,000 this year...
full time, part time, statutory
newly defined full time...

newly defined part time....(which is an added classification)

I believe statutory just was not mentioned because there is nothing new about the definition of statutory.
full time/part time/statutory
The definition of full time is new.

There is a new classification called part time.

I believe statutory was not mentioned merely because that has not changed and they do not receive PTO/benefits.
I work 1 full-time, 2 part-time....nm
part-time or full-time
I'm curious. Are you FT or PT? Thanks.
1 full time and 1 part time for now
I am still pretty new, so that is all I am taking on. I may take on more after I get more experience, if possible.
Part time
I work part time from home, and I graduated about 7 months ago. It fine doing part time, just don't expect to make any money.
part time
I was told I had to work 20 hours minimum and there was no maximum. Since I'm paid by the line, I could work 100 hours a week if I wanted.
Why don't you try getting a part-time job? Try
Don't want a part time job
I was hired as a fulltime employee; I have benefits and want to keep them. What kind of benefits do you have for parttime; not what I have now that is for sure.

We want to work. Yes it seems like we are complaining a lot but you just do not understand what is going on and obviously do not work for MQ and until you do or are in our shoes kindly do not respond to us. We are letting each other know what is going on on this board because management does not care no matter how much complaining we do.

Many of us have quit already and more and more are going out the door.

All we want to do is work and be treated like human beings and not machines.
Part-time job

I need a part time job but I can't work more than 10-15 hours a week.  Is there any such animal? Everyone I have contacted wants me to work 20 hours.


$12/hr QA, IC, part-time
will be working on VR tech, I believe. Is it worth trying?
I will look for a part time
i liked this one, but oh well, if they are taking my money......well they claim to have so much new work coming in. I don't think they are in financial trouble, just being cheap.

I know from my experience that the smaller companies do not follow the same AAMT style as nationals, rather notes are typed the way the doctor wants it. You should have some examples. Talk to someone there before you leave. I bet in the end it will be a lot less stress!!
I do part-time

I purchased a laptop mainly for when we go RVing in the summer as sometimes I receive a lot of work (on tape) from my own local account and instead of needing to stay home so I can complete it by Monday I can now go camping and work and do my work. However, at home, I mainly use my laptop for my on-line job. My laptop has more RAM than my regular PC and everything seems faster on, so I prefer using my laptop.

I am waiting for the new ExpressCard to hit the market from Verizon (or Sprint) and hope to sign up for their unlimited Internet pkg. which will be faster than the dial-up that I currently have (which is all that is available to me), then I can actually do my on-line job (live on a platform) when away from home on my laptop as well if need be. I did check with the tech dept. of the software program and was told that I could connect to their platform this way. My laptop did not come with a PC card slot, just the new ExpressCard slot that all laptops will be made with in the future (is my understanding).

Do you have any particular questions about using a laptop for work???

Part-time job
Part-time weekends at a local hospial as a unit secretary.
Bascially trying to read docs handwriting and ordering labs, scans, etc through the computer, answering phones, helping nurses (placing a calls to doctors, ordering different tests, etc) It sounds like an easy job, but there is a lot to learn and trying to read doctors handwriting is a pain. After ordering all of these tests, and all of the medications have to be documented on the nurse's bedside for that patient. A lot of work for little pay!  
Looking For Part Time
I am looking for part-time. Could that be the problem? Is there just not a need for experienced MTs right now?
I have a very part time job.
I do between 30-45 minutes a day.
$25K part time
I work around 24 hours a week and will make $25K this year. Would have been more, but I stopped trying during the summer while still working at MQ.
Part-time job

This is basically a vent--I've decided I need to look for another job.  Two months ago I took an inhouse job (4 hours per day) at a orthopedic surgeons' group with the understanding that after a period of time this could be a full-time position.  But nothing has been said lately about that.  The office is moving the week after Christmas to a newer building.  I've been told the cubicle I'll be in is still just a one-person setup.  They have another lady who comes in for 4 hours in the morning and has been doing this for about 7-8 years. 

She is on vacation for 2 weeks and I'm coming in for my 4 afternoon hours.  I don't think I can keep the transcription caught up, even though the patient load has decreased some.  (This is a 10-doctor practice.)  I've wondered if I should ask to come in full days while the other person is on vacation.  Should I just wait and see how far behind I get before asking? 

I don't want to burn any bridges even though I'm looking for a full-time job. On the other hand, frankly, I believe they are being cheap because the other Transcriptionist is paid by-line and, of course, she isn't paid while on vacation!  Your thoughts would be appreciated--I'm losing sleep worrying about getting so far behind.



Oh, also part-time
I could use a second part-time job too...sm
I really love where I work but not enough work to make enough money. I don't quite have a year exp and most places want at least 2 years so it isn't easy to get a second job. Oh well maybe they can give me another account so I will have more work. Actually I was supposed to have been trained about a month ago for another account and I keep getting put off by the head MT who does the training. I hate to go to the owner and seem like a whiner but I am getting annoyed.
Part time IC
Dream on girl. Wouldn't we all love what you are looking for? With your experience, you could easily get a job with a company working fulltime and have the benefits also (you have that?) From what I have seen, evenings, nights and weekends is what they are looking for and many do not hire parttime anymore. Hook, line and sinker is the name of the game these days.
I don't know why it seems employers are demanding full-time only, but have you asked any of them what their minimum line count for full-time would be? Perhaps if you explained that you could meet that in 32 hours instead of 40, they might be willing to listen?

Most places that do take part-timers tend to insist that you commit to at least 20 hours. How many hours per week are you looking for?

Have you thought about going directly to doctor's offices and such and offering your services as an independent contractor?

Good luck!
I work a full time and a part time, but not sure about 2 full-time...
My hubbie is disabled and I am the only one in my family working also, so I fully understand. You will not have a day off at all working 2 full-time as that is going to be the only way you will get in all your hours. I work one job in the mornings from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the other from 5 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and do have off one day a week, but if I had to get in the extra 15 hours to make the other job full-time I am not sure how I would do that other than lose my only day off. Also, make sure you have your account specifics in front of you at all times because you will get yourself confused as to who is what and having notes will help in that area. Good luck to you, as it is possible, but forget about your house being clean, having any social life, etc. Feel free to email me personally if you just need someone to talk to, as I have been where you are and still am.
I did and got it....$1000 for part-time.