In March 2001, we began paperless processing of SS-4 (Employer Identification Applications).
Prior to 1998, the Division of Earnings and Business Services (DEBS) Control area
received the paper SS-4 applications for microfilming and storage. There are no paper
files after 1988. Occasionally, DEBS receives a request from the Internal Revenue
Service (IRS) or the employer for a copy of the original Form SS-4.