In what year did the IRS start to require your dependents' social security numbers on your income tax return?
#48244. Asked by kt2930. (Jun 09 04 12:00 PM)
January 1st, 1998|
In 1998, the Social Security Administration began the "Enumeration at Birth" program, which "allows a parent to apply for an SSN for his/her newborn as part of the State's birth registration process." This program was started to ease enforcement of the January 1, 1998 IRS requirement that tax returns must have the Social Security number of all dependents claimed as exemptions.
Sun, 10 Jan 1993
The IRS now requires that the SSN be supplied for a dependent on your income tax form, at least when the dependent is over the age of 2. So you can refuse to get a SSN for your kid, but it'll cost you the ability to get a deduction for the kid on your income tax.
Since the Infernal Revenue Service requires a SSN for all dependents over the age of one if a person is claiming that dependent for tax purposes, it seems to me to be an easy thing to do when a baby is born. That ruling went into affect a few years ago and the original limit was two years old but the IRS dropped it to one about two years ago. Check your previous year's federal tax returns to obtain the exact date.
http://www.cs.uwm.edu/~levine/comp-privacy/volume2/V2%23006">University of Wisoconsin, Milwaukee
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