Tag Archives: Social Security number

Get All the Paperwork

Today TaxMama® hears from someone else in the TaxQuips Forum who is being audited. “This person is being audited by IRS for a child tax credit. At this point, she can no longer locate the care provider to get her Social Security Number – the woman’s phone is disconnected. She didn’t get receipts for her […]

IRS Identifies 100,000 Preparers Who Failed to Follow New PTIN Rules

WASHINGTON — As part of its new oversight program of the nation’s tax return preparation industry, the Internal Revenue Service today announced it will send letters to approximately 100,000 tax return preparers who prepared returns in 2011 but failed to follow new requirements.

Top 10 Things Every Taxpayer Should Know about Identity Theft

Taxpayers need to be careful to protect their personal information. Identity thieves use many methods to steal personal information and then they use the information to file a tax return and get a refund. Here are 10 things the IRS wants you to know about identity theft so you can avoid becoming the victim of […]

Supporting Mom

Today TaxMama hears from Raj in Kansas who is a good husband. He tells us. “My wife and I have been supporting my mother-in-law for over a year. She is U.S. resident (Green Card holder), however could not get a Social Security number.  In order to get an SSN she needs to provide two forms […]

Top Ten Things Every Taxpayer Should Know about Identity Theft

Courtesy of IRS Criminals use many methods to steal personal information from taxpayers. They can use your information to steal your identity and file a tax return in order to receive a refund. Here are ten things the IRS wants you to know about identity theft so you can avoid becoming the victim of a […]

Recapturing Your Wife

Today TaxMama hears from Cheryl in the TaxParlor who asks, “Can a person go back and amend tax returns to claim a wife who did not have a Social Security Number but has one now? She just received her number in the last 2 months and her spouse wants to amend the last 3 years […]

Dependent Pets

Today TaxMama hears from Miky in Corona, NY who asks, “I know this may sound funny, but I want to ask you if you can put you pets down as dependants on your tax return?”

SS Number on Credit Check

Today TaxMama hears from Heather in Oakland, CA who ask, “Can my social security number be used on a business credit check? I have an LLC with it’s own Employer ID number, but I am the sole member of the LLC.”