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  • SSA POMS RM Guidance on Processing “No-Match” Letters(1546 KB - 5/10/2006)
    SSA provides a copy of its policy guidance on SSA processing of “No-Match” letter inquiries from the Program Operations Manual System (POMS) under Records Maintenance (RM) manual section “RM 01105.027 Handling inquiries Relating to SSA Letters on No-Match Names and Social Security Numbers (SSNs)”.
    AILA Doc. No. 06051074.
  • SSA “Request for Employer Information” Letter(930 KB - 5/10/2006)
    SSA provides a sample of the letter sent to employers requesting corrections to the Wage and Tax Statement (W-2) form or Corrected Wage and Tax Statement (W-2c) form when there is “no match” between employee names and Social Security numbers and information in SSA records.
    AILA Doc. No. 06051073.
  • SSA “Request for Self-Employment Information” Letter(751 KB - 5/10/2006)
    The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides a sample of the letter sent to a self-employed person when there is “no match” between the person's name and Social Security number and information in SSA or Internal Revenue Service (IRS) records.
    AILA Doc. No. 06051072.
  • SSA “Request for Employee Information” Letter(1432 KB - 5/10/2006)
    The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides a sample of the letter sent to employees when there is “no match” between employee names and Social Security numbers and information in SSA records.
    AILA Doc. No. 06051071.
  • SSA “Employer Correction Request” Letter(1944 KB - 5/10/2006)
    The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides a sample of the letter sent to employers when there is “no match” between employee names and Social Security numbers and information in SSA records.
    AILA Doc. No. 06051070.
  • IRS Advises Employers on Handling Delays in Issuing SSNs to Aliens (11/12/2004)
    IRS advises employers on delays in issuing SSNs to aliens by the Social Security Administration.
    AILA Doc. No. 04111218.
  • IRS Replies to Concerns about Prosecution of ITIN Users (1/23/2004)
    An IRS official indicates that "it is not the policy of the IRS to release tax...return information to federal agencies", and disavows information from a local investigator that IRS is seeking to prosecute 250,000 taxpayers who used ITINs.
    AILA Doc. No. 04012341.
  • IRS Inspector General Addresses Use of ITINs By Aliens(562 KB - 1/20/2004)
    The IRS Inspector General issued a report discussing use of individual taxpayer identification numbers by foreign nationals and criticizes protections against disclosure of income tax return information.
    AILA Doc. No. 04012043.
  • IRS Outlines How Employers Can Respond to SSN No-Match Situations (12/23/2003)
    A letter from the IRS to the Chair of the Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee outlining the penalties for including incorrect information in a filing, and outlines how employers can satisfy their obligations in this regard in social security number no-match situations.
    AILA Doc. No. 03122327.
  • IRS Letter on Penalty Waiver in SSN No-Match Situation(1385 KB - 10/7/2003)
    A 9/24/03 letter from the IRS outlines how employers can qualify for a penalty waiver when they have reported incorrect SSNs on the Form W-2. Reasonable cause for waiving the $50 penalty exists if the employer documents initial or annual solicitation of correct SSNs.
    AILA Doc. No. 03100745.
  • Example of New SSA "No-Match" Letter (3/4/2003)
    Example of the letter now being used by the Social Security Administration to notify employers that employee names and social security numbers do not match SSA records. Courtesy of AILA member Paul Hribernick.
    AILA Doc. No. 03030455.
  • SSA Policy Instruction on Verification of Alien Status(629 KB - 2/24/2003)
    SSA advises its field offices on how to verify immigration status for applicants for social security numbers.
    AILA Doc. No. 03022442.
  • SSA Policy Instruction on Processing SSNs for Noncitizens(199 KB - 2/24/2003)
    Social Security Administration instructions to the field on providing assistance to noncitizens awaiting issuance of their SSN cards.
    AILA Doc. No. 03022441.
  • SSA Outlines Status Verification Process to Issue SSNs to Noncitizens (8/16/2002)
    The Social Security Administration has begun verifying with the INS SAVE system the status of noncitizens applying for social security numbers, using the SAVE system.
    AILA Doc. No. 02081641.
  • SSA Requires Documentation to Issue SSNs to F-1s (8/16/2002)
    The Social Security Administration, citing 'SSN misuse by F-1 post-secondary students', now requires extensive documentation and verification before a social security number can be issued to such a student.
    AILA Doc. No. 02081640.
  • Sample SSA "No-Match" Letter(266 KB - 6/14/2001)
    Sample of the current version of the letter being sent to employers by the Social Security Administration to advise of problems regarding employees' social security numbers. Courtesy of NILC.
    AILA Doc. No. 01061434.
  • Changes in the Social Security Policy (2/13/1996)
    The following is a February 13, 1996 letter from Sandy Crank, Associate Commissioner, Office of Program Benefits Policy (Social Securiy HHS), to Howard Gordon regarding changes in the Social Security policies.
    AILA Doc. No. 96021359.