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See my posting at top, got directly from my social security paperwork

Posted By: Lori on 2008-02-23
In Reply to: my dad retired at age 66, but I do not remember the year.--sm - anon


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My DD is a social worker and says that she dictates directly into VR
and the report is on her desk when she gets back to the office. She said everyone in her department loves it!
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,


How to claim Social Security for part time

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.  



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.


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.

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.
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.
Who sent you the paperwork? MQ or MQMT attorneys?
Be scared of what?  No raises, losing accounts, smoke and mirrors, turnkey CEOs. 
You'll get specific paperwork on it.
First, you'll probably have a public sale set up at your local court house. Chances are the only person showing up other than yourself (you don't have to be present unless your paperwork directs you to) is the mortgage foreclosure representative. If no one buys the home at that public sale, you'll get more paperwork giving you a date to be out. The mortgagor might serve you with papers through law enforcement but usually you are given a date. Pack up your belongings, turn off the lights, lock the door and leave by that date.

If you're not out by that date, you can be arrested for trespassing.

Help! Need advice. Trying to get my own MT accts in CA. What paperwork/contracts needed??

Hi, I'm trying to start my own small local MT business, and I'm just wondering if anyone knows what contracts/HIPAA paperwork should be signed between Drs. and myself.  I'm clueless on where to begin!



PS.. It apparently worked..I heard back and already submitted the paperwork back.

I'm not sure how many people they are hiring but you shouldn't stress too hard over it. Do the best you can.

Not to flame but every day there's posting after posting about how awful MQ is

Why does anyone still work there?

I don't get it.

social anxiety
Maybe we're loners.

Social anxiety, yes!!
So good to know I am not alone.  Just last night I was at karate class watching my kids and watching all the other moms interact.  This is how it always is for me.  Watching everyone else chat and laugh and have a good time.  I am very uncomfortable in social situations, and it seems like everyone else is not at all uncomfortable.  Feels like I am the only one in the world with this. I don't really want to rely on a med, but I don't know how to get past this.  All my neighbors are very close knit, I am the only one who never interacts or joins in on the get-togethers.  They must think I'm stuck up.  The truth is, I would rather take a beating than go to a block party!  Any ideas on how to get past this? 
social recluse
Why would anyone become an MT if they needed a lot of socializing? One of the main reasons I became an MT is lack of need for interaction with others.
I was a social recluse before this job.
...which I guess is why I have adapted so well to it.  I could never handle gossip or having to walk around pretending to be a happy "team member" in an office setting.  I watch "The Office" as a reminder as to how pukey that whole workin' in an office situation really is...but it is extremely funny when you aren't a part of that atmosphere anymore though.  I once worked with a female version of Dwight and it was so not funny.  Dwight=funny.
Social graces?
Been there done that. I have a Jewish doctor who mumbles and has a very strong New York accent - - and he has no social graces whatsoever - - burps, sneezes, coughs, sucks snot, eats with his mouth full -- YUK!!! The worst part is you have to listen again because you couldn't understand what he said the first or second time.
I need the social interaction too -
I have been applying for jobs in town everywhere, not necessarily in the medical field, but I am also spoiled - I get to thinking about it and wonder whether I really want to work 20 hours a week for 6 dollars when I could make that in 3 hours at home...

So, I decided I was going to go back to college part time and get a degree in something that would pay me what I make in transcription and give me the option of getting out of my house and meeting people and becoming human again.

I loved my job for a long time, but lately it is taking a toll on my health and emotional welfare. I have a degenerative joint problem in which the doctor told me I would be better off as the door greeter at Walmart than sitting in this darn chair all the time... I am becoming withdrawn from the world, I have gained lots of weight, and just feel down and depressed all the time.

It's time for me to "get a life" before I get too old and have these same problems with age discrimination.

What I would tell you directly sm
I know you want a better job and for whatever reason, it just has not happened...YET.

Anything worth having is worth waiting for. Up to a point, the longer you wait the better it will be. Though, after a while it seems useless, it really isn't.

I had a wonderful job up until summer of 2007. Like a fool, I had $$ in my eyes and I took a job at 10 cpl. It was hard work and the line counts weren't great, but then they started to regularly run out of work. That was year ago this month. I started actively looking for work and I had offers, but I didn't take them because the grass is usually greener over the septic tank, rather than on the other side of the fence. I have been burned and didn't want to be so again. I sent out one last resume just before Christmas, but didn't think anything would come of it. I was wrong. My gift for Christmas turned out to be my dream job, so I quit the one I had.

In June, the one I quit in December begged me to come back and I accepted, because as a PT job, it would be perfect, and it has been. The boss I disliked is gone and a great gal is in her place. There is also a great deal of work.

I have the same time in you do, 15 years. I have waited much of that time for a full time job and a part time job to come together in a way that meshes as perfectly as these two do. All good and wonderful things come to those who wait.

I am wishing YOU all good things and soon. There is a company out there wishing for a hard worker, looking for their needle in a haystack and that needle is YOU. Best wishes and good luck!
I don't have much of a social life myself, but working on it
But being in my mid 30s I don't know if i'm going to click with anyone.  I just know I cannot do the online dating anymore!  Its so disppointing meeting the person after they've built themselves up AND have used the best picture ever taken of them in their entire lives on their profile.  Some people swear theyve had good luck, its about 50/50.  Its just not for me, very awkward and weird.  Thats why a reality TV show on it will be fabulous!  I'm just hoping its on tonight, supposedly ABC or something. 
There is a balance though, people who are too social
People who tend to spend a lot of time alone seem to be a little sad.  Just mix it up a little and find your balance.  For me, if i'm around people too much, I feel absolutely drained, but if i'm totally isolated, I feel trapped and sad.  So I socialize a couple times a week by taking classes, seeing family members, talking to neighbors, meeting up with a friend, and thats enough.  Just not everyday, maybe not even every two days!
As far as the social situation is concerned, get

him in cub scouts, community sports, etc.  This is really not an educational issue IMO and not the responsibility of the school system. 

The school system in most cases will try to do as little as possible for your child, but if you have a diagnosis, you can write an IEP and they have a legal obligation to follow it, whether they like it or not.   They also have to provide testing, like it or not, but we always had ours done on our own as I didn't feel like I would get an honest evaluation from the school system. 

Anyone have social anxiety disorder?
My kids are far from being a social recluse...
I have some of the most social kids in the neighborhood.  Every day they are playing with other kids, and they are in karate as well.  My daughter has Tourette's syndrome and she said people at school were making fun of her tics.  I choose to protect her from those kids, but she is not at all socially isolated, only isolated from the kids who ridicule her...
If you are a social recluse, it won't make
you come out of your shell, but if your life has good balance, it should not hamper your social abilities at all. I definitely am a people person and have worked at home since early 90s.
I was not meaning you directly at all
guess I was just trying to get across the point that in other parts of the states southerns are protrayed as such. I am white, my husband is black and my mixed daughter was an English major in college here in the south and an accountant now, She, along with me, shutter when we hear ebonics. Like where you live and where I live outsiders would probably not believe with all the diversity, huh?
Jan -- I type directly into the EMR
Your doctor can still dictate but you will type directly into the EMR but you need to do it in house unless they allow you access from home -- which they might.  But it is hard to charge per line as there will be some "normals" that they put in.  So I do it hourly at the clinic.  Have done this twice now for clinics.  The first one, only one doc did the dictation, then another started and pretty soon all five were doing it and I had to quit as they needed someone full-time and I have my other own accounts.  I did it just to help them out at first and get out of the house.  But they did not like the hours they spent after seeing the patient doing the charting.  So one never knows.   Good luck but don't burn your bridges.   Charge them reasonably but not out of anger.  
Please see the post directly above yours.
While you are right that SSDI is different than SS, you forget that there are hundreds of children out there who have lost one or both parents and receive SS until age 18. They are certainly not retired so you're argument that it is SUPPOSED to be an account that helps people after they retired is inaccurate. It is, as originally stated, a program that was meant to help people who fell on hard times (not retirement).

As far as judging someone else, I'm just stating facts.

Like many other hardworking people on this board, I am not especially fond of watching my tax money be spent in a wasteful manner (I am not calling SS wasteful), and I certainly do not appreciate the people out there who are looking for ways around the system.

I could go on in this vein for a while but I've got to get back to my work. :)
Wow, this must be directly for a facility. Sm msg

Very hard to imagine an MTSO paying that type of money, although it is well worth every penny!  Good luck!  Grab it quick!

Even though IC directly for the hospital,
it sounds like you do not handle all of their transcription needs (in other words, providing the staffing, with the hospital being your account). For MTSOs who do have hospital accounts, I have seen the rates varying between about 18 cpl and 25 cpl (I imagine this is dependent on several factors, such as how the lines are counted, volume of dictation, and geographical location, among other things). For clinic accounts it also varies, but usually at a lower rate, about 12 cpl to 18 cpl, again depending on several factors.
yeh, we have to have a tight grip on our social graces

We'll start walking around wanting to backhand everyone who looks at us sideways. 

Kate's obviously been out of social circulation too long
and passes her solitary days by picking fights on message boards.

Time to find a job outside the home, Kate.
Aren't politics and religion social no-nos? sm
And I believe there is a very good reason for that.
For IC MTs, when you pay your quarterly taxes that you calculate do you also add in the 15% social s
First time doing this.
Do you find that this job makes you a social recluse?
I never get out socially with anyone.  It's just my husband and three kids.  People used to call, but since I both work full time transcription and home school, I never had time to do anything and people just quit calling.  Yesterday evening a neighbor had a party and invited women from the neighborhood, but not me.  That hurt my feelings, and made me see just how isolated I am from the world.  I am also pretty shy by nature, but being home all day and never getting out doesn't help.  Do any of you feel isolated with this job?  Does it bother you??
i purchased it directly at stedmans.com (nm)
working directly for rad office

If you took a position working from home directly for a small doctors' office (5 docs) with no ESL and you supplied your own computer and internet, what is the lowest line rate you would accept?   There is a good chance they may provide benefits too, including medical insurance.  This would be for radiology only with mammos, x-rays, CTs, diagnostics, ultrasounds and no MRIs. 

Thanks in advance for comments.