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I need help: My taxes have been filed by someone other than

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I need help: My taxes have been filed by someone other than myself for the past two years. I reported this to IRS and they gave me another number so I could file long form and not the other filing method. There are indicators that someone has tried to use my SSAN to remove money from my bank account and not my computer has been taken over and I am freighten that the information on it has been compromised. I was told by a friend that I could apply for another SSAN. I would like to know if this is true and if it is; HOW IS IT DONE?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Barbara replied 2 months ago.

Welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you.

SSA will issue a new SSNonly if:

  • Sequential numbers assigned to members of the same family are causing problems;
  • More than one person is assigned or using the same number;
  • A victim of identity theft continues to be disadvantaged by using the original number;
  • There is a situation of harassment, abuse or life endangerment; or
  • An individual has religious or cultural objections to certain numbers or digits in the original number. (We require written documentation in support of the objection from a religious group with which the number holder has an established relationship.)

In order to apply for a new Social Security number, you must:

  • Apply in person at a Social Security office;
  • Complete an application;
  • Provide a statement explaining the reasons for needing a new number;
  • Provide current, credible, third-party evidence documenting the reasons for needing a new number; and
  • Provide original documents establishing:
    • U.S. citizenship or work-authorized immigration status;
    • Age;
    • Identity; and
    • Evidence of a legal name change, if appropriate.

The following link contains the excellent information you will find helpful:

https://faq.ssa.gov/link/portal/34011/34019/Article/3789/Can-I-change-my-Social-Security-number

Please let me know if I can assist you further.

Thank you and best regards,

Barb

Expert:  Barbara replied 2 months ago.

Just following up with you to see if you have any other questions or concerns. If so, please let me know, and I will be happy to assist you further.

Best regards,

Barb

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