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No-match Social Security Letters Discontinued

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In the past, the Social Security Administration (SSA) during periods of time has issued so-called "no-match letters" to employers with "at least one name and combination submitted on Form W-2 that do not "match" Social Security records. This has created difficult issues for employers as to the extent they must investigate such discrepancies, terminate employees having such discrepancies, or face issues of "constructive knowledge" of unauthorized workers. SSA has now announced that it is discontinuing such letters and will try to find other ways to make reporting wages better. For more information click "Educational Correspondence to Employers" on the page https://www.ssa.gov/employer/notices.html. The elimination of these no-match letters will relieve some employers of the burden of facing this dilemma. 

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