Are Social Security benefits taxable?

They can be, depending on the amount of other taxable income you have, and if you are married, income that you and your wife have. If you are single and have other income, which at 2007 levels is higher than $25,000, a portion of your Social Security Disability benefits may be taxable. For married persons, the level is $32,000, and for those who are married and filing separately, potentially all of the Social Security benefits may be taxable. If you and your spouse have other income besides your Social Security benefits, you should check with a tax professional at the time you file your federal income tax return, as to whether you should pay taxes on your Social Security benefits.