Ms. Singh’s 4 SSA tips contains erroneous information about taxation of retirement benefits. The MAGI she cites has nothing to do with taxes
She should cross check her information with SSA’s website before publishing a column containing misinformation. MAGI has nothing whatsoever to do with benefit taxation. It is used to calculate the amount of Part B and D premiums for high income Medicare recipients. Don’t publish misinformation. Don’t be lazy. It damages credibility.