The Social Security Administration (SSA) has posted an updated version of the Social Security Number Verification Service (SSNVS) Handbook for employers. Keep in mind that an employer may be penalized for filing the Form W-2 on which an employees' social security number (SSN) is incorrectly reported. To avoid costly tax penalties, the city as an employer should verify that its employees' names and SSNs are correct by using SSNVS, which is a free online service.
The updated SSNVS Handbook, provides instructions for employer registration and use of SSNVS, and includes new information on the correct use of SSNVS. The Handbook also explains what an employer should do if an SSN fails to verify.
For more information on this or other personnel matters, contact Andrea Shindlebower Main with the KLC Legal Department.