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Can they do this?yes - they may report whatever they want, but there is NO such law which would require you to provide your social security number.You may perfectly refuse.
On the other hand - if you do not provide the tax information to the payer - they are required to withhold - but that is a different issue.
As you are correctly reporting that income on your tax return - there is nothing you may be afraid for their reporting.
Your relations might go bad and they might not offer you any job after that - but otherwise - I do not see any issues.
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