What you should know about the Social Security increase of 2017

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Jan 24, 2017 | Social Security and Disability Compensation

If you are receiving Social Security benefits then you will receive an increase this year. The cost of living (COLA) will increase a whopping $0.3 percent. The worst in history yet but hey, from no increase in 2016, this average $4 a month for recipients shows progress!

What else you shoud know…

For those working and paying into Social Security, unfortunately the COLA increase in the only increase you will be seeing. The next increase is on the maximum limit in which wage income is subject to Social Security payroll taxes. With no increase in 2016, this year, the taxable maximum increases from $118,500 to $127,200. This breaks down to a tax increase of about $539.40, for self employed workers your tax increase is doubled.

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