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Originally posted by rangersdad
reply to post by budaruskie
If I recall correctly, there used to be alot of people claiming 20 or more kids as dependents on their income taxes so they had to find a way to see if those kids are really yours or if you are embellishing the number.
Originally posted by nunya13
Because without a social security number you could be claiming a child that does not exist.
Originally posted by Blanca Rose
Since you are a parent, you could be filing, using your child's SS#, for this:
This is the IRS rule, for gettin a child tax credit, as of 2010.
While you might qualify for it, and it does make a bit of difference, it avoids people claiming pets, as tax dependants.
(3) Furnishing number of another person Any person required under the authority of this title to make a return, statement, or other document with respect to another person shall requestfrom such other person, and shall include in any such return, statement, or other document, such identifying number as may be prescribed for securing proper identification of such other person.
c) Requirement to furnish another's number. Every person required under this title to make a return, statement, or other document must furnish such taxpayer identifying numbers of other U.S. persons and foreign persons that are described in paragraph (b)(2)(i), (ii), (iii), (vi), (vii), or (viii) of this section as required by the forms and the accompanying instructions. The taxpayer identifying number of any person furnishing a withholding certificate referred to in paragraph (b)(2)(vi) or (viii) of this section shall also be furnished if it is actually known to the person making a return, statement, or other document described in this paragraph (c). If the person making the return, statement, or other document does not know the taxpayer identifying number of the other person, and such other person is one that is described in paragraph (b)(2)(i), (ii), (iii), (vi), (vii), or (viii) of this section, such person must request the other person's number. The request should state that the identifying number is required to be furnished under authority of law. When the person making the return, statement, or other document does not know the number of the other person, and has complied with the request provision of this paragraph (c), such person must sign an affidavit on the transmittal document forwarding such returns, statements, or other documents to the Internal Revenue Service, so stating. A person required to file a taxpayer identifying number shall correct any errors in such filing when such person's attention has been drawn to them. References in this paragraph (c) to paragraph (b)(2)(viii) of this section shall apply to partnership taxable years beginning after May 18, 2005, or such earlier time as the regulations under §§1.1446–1 through 1.1446–5 of this chapter apply by reason of an election under §1.1446–7 of this chapter.
Originally posted by Jean Paul Zodeaux
It is perfectly clear that the only burden that has ever been placed upon an employer is to request an identifying number, and the CFR makes perfectly clear what the employer must do once the request provision has been complied with and still no identifying number has been furnished. If an employer has been shown what to do in the event a Social Security Number has not been supplied, and it is clear that there will be no punishment of the employer for not getting a Social Security Number, then any attempt to demand such a number as a term of employment is nothing more than extortion and coercion.