Social Security “no match” letters to be re-instated
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced that, starting in early 2019, it will once again notify employers when a submitted W-2 contains a name and Social Security Number that do not match with Social Security’s records. These notifications, known as “no match” letters from the SSA, were suspended by the Obama Administration in 2012 to recognize that in some instances a mismatch may simply be a result of data entry errors. Now, as reported in this article appearing in The National Law Review, the “no match” letters will once again be sent to employers, but with the caveat that employers shouldn’t take any adverse action against the employee as a result of the letter. Click here to read more.