IRS Shortens Employee Social Security Numbers

In an effort to reduce identity theft, the IRS has released final regulations that allow employers to shorten employee social security numbers on Forms W-2 effective December 31, 2020.

Employers are not required to truncate the numbers; however, full taxpayer identification numbers are mandatory on all Form W-2 copies “filed with the Social Security Administration, and on those of payers of third-party sick pay to employers”.

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The information included in this blog post originally appeared in an article from JD Supra on July 8, 2019 written by Charles (Chuck) Rubin.


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