Must I pay Social Security taxes on my earnings after full retirement age?

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January 2017
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Hello,

Often times, people retire from their old jobs and start a new career, either full-time or part-time. As long as you have an active earning, you will pay a Social Security tax regardless if you’re “retired” or not. The good news is there is no more earning test, thus reduced benefits, once you continue to work after obtaining the full retirement age (depending on your birth year). Moreover, the longer you work the higher benefits you may receive further down the road. The Social Security Administration will check your record every year to see if there is any additional earnings will boost your future benefit. If there is, they will send a letter to inform you of this new benefit amount. Best!

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