As an agency of the Federal Government, as well as a partner with IRS in administering
laws affecting Social Security programs, SSA has the responsibility to assist in encouraging
compliance with the nation's tax laws.
SSA helps support the tax laws by:
Participating in the drafting or clearance of IRS legislative and regulatory tax proposals
that could affect Social Security programs (CO staff).
Informing IRS of changes in employment or self-employment tax liability based upon
SSA investigations in claims or pre-claims earnings discrepancy cases, through the
SSA-7010/7000 adjustment form process (RO, FO, PC, CO staff).
Advising the appropriate IRS district office, even though an SSA investigation is
not required, of any information received that indicates an employer is not withholding
and depositing taxes as required by law (RO, FO, PC, CO staff).
Reviewing and commenting on proposed revisions of IRS tax forms and publications (CO