Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Using a Dependants SSN Illegally
Q:What i can do to my daughters father legally for obtaining her social security number from somewhere. I never gave it to him. He obtained it and used this on his tax refund to pay back child support. I want to press charges and know how to file a police report. Since he has done this I have to go through a long process to get my own refund from the IRS>

A:From the IRS: If someone files their Federal tax return themselves electronically or through a tax service electronically and the return rejects because someone has already used their SSN or has claimed their dependent using the dependent's SSN, they can file a paper return with the Internal Revenue Service for their Federal taxes and it will go through the system and be processed. The system will catch the duplicate use of the SSN’s and will be pulled for correction. The victim along with the other taxpayer will then be contacted by the Internal Revenue Service Campus, servicing their area, for proof of claiming the dependent. The ineligible taxpayer will have to file an amended return taking off that dependent and will face penalties and other actions as deem appropriate.

If the taxpayer has any other questions, they can contact the IRS hotline at 1-800-829-1040. If they would like to report it for fraud, they can call the IRS Fraud Hotline at 1-800-829-0433.
posted by South Bend Police Department @ 9:29 PM  

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