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An Independent View of Social Security
1403.1 What does the earnings record show?
Your earnings record shows the amount of earnings reported by your employer or by you, if you are self-employed. Also, it shows the periods for which your earnings were reported.
1403.2 What happens to the Social Security taxes?
During working years, employees, their employers, and the self-employed pay Social Security and/or Medicare taxes. The equivalent of these taxes is pooled in special trust funds under automatic appropriation by Congress. (See §140.)
Last Revised: Jul. 1, 2004
- Procedure for Correcting Earnings Record
- Self-Employment Tax
- Checking Individual Earnings Records
- Statements of Earnings for Employees
- What happens if a child is entitled to benefits on more than one earnings record at the same time?
- Evidence Needed to Change Earnings Record
- Recording Earnings Credits