Can employer require copy of Social Security card?
According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the answer is yes. The IRS Hiring Employees guidance reads: “You are required to get each employee’s name and Social Security Number (SSN) and to enter them on Form W-2. You may, but are not required to, photocopy the social security card if the employee provides it.
Can an employer pay an employee without a social security number?
While most employers would prefer their new hires to have Social Security numbers, there is no legal requirement for this. There is, however, a requirement that employees at least apply for an SSN within seven days of beginning employment.
What counts as proof of Social Security?
The most common documentation for proof of SSN includes: Social Security card. 1040 Tax Return (federal or state versions acceptable) W2 and/or 1099s (includes 1099 MISC, 1099G, 1099R, 1099SSA, 1099DIV, 1099S, 1099INT)
Can I use a W2 form as proof of Social Security?
You can prove your SSN with one of the following documents that shows your asserted legal name. (Name change documents are not acceptable.) W-2 Form with full SSN (including W-2C, W-2G, etc.) Non-SSA 1099 Form with full SSN (including 1099-DIV, 1099-MISC, etc.)
Do all immigrants have Social Security numbers?
Generally, only noncitizens authorized to work in the United States by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) can get an SSN. SSNs are used to report a person’s wages to the government and to determine a person’s eligibility for Social Security benefits.
Why do employers need Social Security number?
Your Social Security number provided in an online employment application will be used to identify your records, and for background checks and other requests for information about you from employers, schools, banks, and others who know you, to the extent allowed by law.