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No-Match Letters Are Back, and They’re No Laughing Matter

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has once again begun notifying employers (and third-party payroll companies) who submitted Form W-2s containing name and Social Security Number (SSN) combinations that do not match the agency’s records, with what are known as “No-Match Letters.” Such discrepancies can arise from commonplace events such as marital name changes, but can … Continue Reading

Where do Social Security Payments Made by Undocumented Workers Go?

Many employers are familiar with the following scenario: You hire someone, put them on payroll and deduct taxes from their checks automatically – just like you do with all employees. You then find out through an audit by U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) or by the employee coming clean that he or she is … Continue Reading

SSA Releases Internal Guidance on Social Security Issues and Employment Authorization for Persons with Non-Immigrant Status

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently released internal guidance explaining the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) policy regarding the issuance of employment authorization documents to non-immigrants and the types of evidence that prove a non-immigrant's eligibility to work in the U.S.… Continue Reading
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