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Responding to Social Security "No-Match" Letters

About 577,000 employers received employer correction request notices this year alerting them to discrepancies between a worker's Social Security number and government records, according to the Social Security Administration (SSA).

The agency announced that it plans to mail a second set of remaining notices—known as "no-match letters"—this fall.

"No-match letters are mailed to employers … requesting corrected information to reconcile employer wage reports and credit employees' earnings to their Social Security records," said Yova Borovska, an immigration attorney in the Tampa, Fla., office of Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney. "Such letters state that there is a mismatch between certain employees' information on Forms W-2 and the SSA's database. The letters provide employers with 60 days from the day of receipt to submit necessary corrections on the Form W-2C."

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