When you receive Social Security benefits, you will also receive a statement called the SSA-1099 or SSA-1042S. It is a tax form that Social Security mails to you every January that shows the total amount of benefits you received the previous year. This way, you know how much Social Security income to report on your tax returns.
If you lose your benefit statement, you can instantly access it and reprint it by going to www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount. Log into your existing account to view the document and print it. If you don’t have an existing account, you can create one on the website in about fifteen minutes.