Internal Revenue Service United States Department of the Treasury
Level Basic Advanced Military International

Self-Employment

Self-Employment Tax

Social Security Benefits

Social security coverage includes:

  • Retirement benefits
  • Disability benefits
  • Survivor benefits
  • Hospital insurance (Medicare) benefits

Self-employed taxpayers are not exempt from paying self-employment tax even if they are fully insured and receiving benefits under the social security system.

Social security card and group of retired people.