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A Worker with an ITIN# has had $8005.37 withheld for SS AND

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A Worker with an ITIN# ***** had $8005.37 withheld for SS AND $1872.22 AND her employer paid the same amounts in withholding. Atotal of $19755.18. The ITIN holder pays Federal & State taxes every April, but is not entitled to a SS#, any SS benefits OR Medicare. So where does all that money go?
JA: The Accountant will know how to help. Is there anything else important you think the Accountant should know?
Customer: Just a straight answer would be educational.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Barbara replied 11 months ago.

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

The straight answer is that it allows the government to bring in billions of dollars the federal government otherwise would have no way of collecting.

Keep in mind, however, that if that person becomes eligible for Social Security in the future (for example, by becoming a lawful permanent resident), the earnings reported with an ITIN may be counted toward the amount he or she is eligible to receive.

Please let me know if I can assist you further.

Thank you and best regards,


Customer: replied 11 months ago.
the Employer gets a double slap - as he pays individual and corporate taxes to boot!
Expert:  Barbara replied 11 months ago.

As is the case with a SSN.