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Why do employers need social security cards?

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2011-08-04 14:18:03
2011-08-04 14:18:03

Employers need social security cards to make sure you can work in the US. If the employer is caught having an employee who isn't a citizan than they can get into a lot of trouble. Social Security cards and Visas are a way to see that they are following the law.

they need your SSN to make sure you are working legally & they also need ot for Identification for your income taxes

Social Secuirty has a free Social Security Number Verification Service (SSNVS) which allows registered employers to quickly verify whether a person's name and SSN match Social Security's records. It saves you and the employee time. So employers do not actually need your card or a copy they can use this system free of charge to ensure your ability to work.

For more information about SSNVS visit Employer W-2 Filing Instructions & Information. Learn more about the New Security Features of the Social Security Card.

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