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How can I have federal taxes withheld from my Social Security benefit?

En español | Fill out IRS form W-4V, the Voluntary Withholding Request. The form lets you choose between four percentages to be withheld: 7 percent, 10 percent, 15 percent or 25 percent.

Download a copy of the form from the IRS website ( or get one by calling the IRS at 1-800-829-3676 or 1-800-772-1213. People who are deaf or hard of hearing may use the TTY number, 1-800-325-0778.

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