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Can a W2 be issued with an employers social security number

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Can a W2 be issued with an employers social security number in place of the EIN if the EIN wasn't effective yet?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
If so, do would the basic W2 form still be used & where would I place the employers SS# ***** place of the EIN on the form?
Expert:  LawTalk replied 7 months ago.

Good afternoon Jane,

I'm Doug, and I'm sorry to hear of the confusion. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.

As a business operator if you need to issue a W-2 Form before you obtain an EIN you can use your social security number in place of the EIN.

You will place your SSAN in box "b" where it asks for the employer EIN.

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