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Agency News and Press Releases

  • SSA Update on the Supreme Court Decision Regarding DOMA(541 KB - 7/31/2013)
    SSA press release on the Supreme Court decision regarding the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and its implications for Social Security benefits.
    AILA Doc. No. 13073143.
  • IRS Press Release Announcing ITIN Changes(538 KB - 12/7/2012)
    IRS press release outlining revised application procedures strengthening the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) program requirements, including the key changes that ITINs will now expire after five years and increased safeguards for Certifying Acceptance Agents.
    AILA Doc. No. 12120774.
  • IRS Provides Interim ITIN FAQS(551 KB - 9/17/2012)
    IRS FAQS on the interim procedures for issuing new Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs). The revised procedures are interim and apply to any new applications submitted after 6/22/12. Any permanent changes will be issued before the 2013 filing season.
    AILA Doc. No. 12091747.
  • IRS Press Release on Strengthening ITIN Application Requirements(472 KB - 8/30/2012)
    IRS press release announcing interim changes to strengthen procedures for issuing ITINs from 6/22/12 through the end of the year, including requiring applications to be supported by original documentation, not notarized copies of documents.
    AILA Doc. No. 12083050.
  • Social Security Number Randomization FAQs(103 KB - 9/2/2011)
    SSA explains the new process of randomization when assigning Social Security numbers and offers an FAQ to further answer questions on the new process.
    AILA Doc. No. 11090264.
  • Invalid or Impossible Social Security Numbers(30 KB - 9/2/2011)
    SSA lists Social Security numbers that are invalid or impossible to have because the numbers have never been assigned.
    AILA Doc. No. 11090263.
  • SSA Comment Period on Reducing Regulatory Burden(296 KB - 3/22/2011)
    SSA announcement that it is inviting public comment, pursuant to E.O. 13563, on its existing significant regulations. Instructions are provided, and there is no deadline for submitting comments at this time.
    AILA Doc. No. 11032264.
  • SSA Fact Sheet on Tax Year 2007 DECOR Letters(75 KB - 5/9/2008)
    SSA issued a Fact Sheet on Decentralized Correspondence (DECOR) letters for tax year 2007. On 4/3/08 SSA began mailing these letters to employees in cases where the name and SSN provided could not be matched to an earnings record.
    AILA Doc. No. 08050964.
  • SSA Will No Longer Assign SSNs Solely to Comply with State DL Statutes (2/28/2002)
    Effective 3/1/02, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will no longer assign a Social Security Number (SSN) for the sole purpose of complying with a state statute that requires an SSN for issuance of a driver’s license.
    AILA Doc. No. 02022831.
 
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