Q. I recently began taking my Social Security benefits at age 66 — my full retirement age. If I continue to work, do I still have to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes?
A. You do. In this situation, your age doesn’t matter. As long as you work at a job that’s covered by Social Security — as most are — your employer has to deduct both Social Security and Medicare taxes from your pay check. In addition, the employer must pay its share of matching taxes.
See also: Can your Social Security payments be garnished?
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