This subchapter outlines the tax procedures that:
Provide funding for the Social Security programs, and
Establish employer reporting requirements needed to maintain workers' Social Security
The information provided in this subchapter will help in:
Responding to general inquiries from employers, employees, and others about Social
Security wage reporting and taxes.
Conducting or participating in employer educational seminars, workshops, or public
informational activities on wage reporting.
Assisting employers to apply for employer identification numbers (EIN's).
Identifying records that could help employers resolve earnings reporting problems
found in the annual wage reporting (AWR) process.
NOTE: For an overview of the AWR process, see RM
01101.005. For a discussion of employer wage reporting requirements and reporting forms, please
visit www.irs.gov/formspub/index.html for a complete listing of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) forms and publications.
The bases for the procedures described in this subchapter are found in Chapters 21,
25, and 61 of the Internal Revenue Code, and in Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Regulations,
26 CFR 31.