By Rick Oltman, September 12, 2018
It is being reported that from 2012 to 2016, over 39 million Social Security numbers did not match the IRS W-2 tax form, which could indicate almost 40 million Social Security numbers have been stolen, probably by illegal aliens.
The IRS and Social Security Administration (SSA) used to have a simple process when they got a “no match,” they would send a “no-match letter” to the employer requesting clarification.
From the Justice Department: a No-Match Letter is “… a written notice issued by the SSA to an employer, usually in response to an employee wage report, advising that the name or Social Security number (SSN) reported by the employer for one or more employees does not “match” a name or SSN combination reflected in SSA’s records … the letter simply reports an apparent error in either the employer’s records or SSA’s records, and seeks the employer’s and, if necessary, the employee’s assistance in conforming those records.”
This couldn’t be simpler. And with computers to identify the mismatch, which can also print out and mail the notice, a “no-match letter” can be sent to employers without even one of them being touched by human hands.
But this common sense and easy to implement system was discontinued by the Obama Administration within eight days of implementing the illegal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) amnesty for illegal aliens.
The Department of Justice’s website directs “For more information on the SSA’s No-Match letter program, see http://www.socialsecurity.gov/employer/noMatchNotices.htm. However, if you click the link, you get a SSA webpage that informs you “WE DID NOT FIND THE PAGE YOU REQUESTED. You have requested a page that does not exist.”
It is long past time for the federal bureaucracy to get its act together, especially when it is something so simple and easy to implement.
All employers getting a “no-match” letter will then contact the employee to get it straightened out. It could be an administrative error on the employer’s part, a mistake by the employee who simply wrote down the wrong SSN, or it could be an illegal alien using a stolen or made-up SSN.
The SSA even provides a sample letter to give to the employee, which is simple and does not imply any wrong doing.
There are two good reasons to re-institute this program.
One is to ferret out the illegal workers in America, ending the job magnet which brings most of them in.
The second is to get the information on the worker correct.
If the information is wrong and needs to be corrected, wouldn’t it be better to find that out when the worker is 25 or 35 or 45 years old, and not wait until he/she applies for Social Security benefits at 65?
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