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Name Mismatch?

Posted by on 03.01.17

If you or a dependent had a name change in 2016, notify the Social Security Administration (SSA) before you file your tax return with the IRS. If the name on your tax return does not match SSA records, the IRS is likely to notify you about the mismatch. Any refund you expected could be delayed. So if marriage, divorce, or child adoption resulted in a name change, file Form SS-5 with the SSA to inform them of the change.

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