Always make it clear to an inquirer that IRS is the authority on all tax matters.
Provide information available in POMS or other SSA-prepared materials; or
Refer the inquirer to one of the IRS publications listed in RM 01103.030; or
Refer the inquirer to the IRS District Office.
Employment tax reporting or forms
Provide information if available from this subchapter of POMS or POMS Subchapter RM 01101.000, RM 01105.000; or
Provide information on magnetic media filing from SSA's Technical Information Bulletin
No. 4. Refer questions about the requirements set out in this bulletin to the appropriate
SSA magnetic media coordinator, or
Refer the inquirer to the IRS Publication 15, “Employer Tax Guide (Circular E)”, or
Employment coverage issues
Refer issues of State and local coverage under a section 218 agreement with SSA to
the State Administrator; and
Refer all other coverage issues to the IRS District Office.
NOTE: Technical advice provided to the employer is not binding upon IRS unless IRS makes
a specific ruling covering the employer's situation or a precedent governs all such
issues raised by the inquiry.
Eligibility for employment of new employees
Refer the inquirer to Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification), and accompanying
Refer the inquirer to the Immigration and Naturalization Service.