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Does the IRS link SSN when claiming a parent as a dependen

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Does the IRS link SSN when claiming a parent as a dependent?
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I'm not sure I know what you mean by "link" SSN. If this answer doesn't properly address your question, please let me know.

If you claim a parent as a dependent, you must enter their SSN on your return. With their SSN on your return as a dependent, IRS computers will make it so that no one else, including the parent, can deduct the exemption for your parent in the year that you claim them as a dependent.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
If the IRS garnishes my SS check will they garnish her's also?

The IRS cannot garnish her income to satisfy your tax debt.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Thank you. SS told me that the IRS will take my SS check and hers because our SSN's are linked.
No, and if that does happen call a local tax professional to help get it back. That should not happen, ever!
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