TN 1 (08-94)
Only the national office of the IRS may issue a ruling.
A "ruling" is a written statement issued to a taxpayer that interprets and applies
the tax laws to the taxpayer's specific set of facts.
SSA will make determinations consistent with IRS rulings, except in cases where there
are disagreements between the SSA determination and the IRS rulings.
Follow guidelines in RS 01405.115B.
Prepare a determination based upon the facts that were developed.
Do not attempt to obtain a copy of the alleged IRS ruling or determination.
If Form SSA-7010-U5 is prepared, complete item 15 as indicated in RS 01405.010B.
Do not attempt to obtain a copy of the alleged IRS ruling or determination unless:
the alleged finding is contrary to the SSA determination; or
another section of POMS specifically requires that it be requested.
Obtain IRS ruling If:
directed to the employer specifically, request the employer to furnish a copy.
the employer cannot furnish a copy, complete item 15 on Form SSA-7010-U5 as indicated
in RS 01405.010B.1.
not directed to the employer specifically, request it from the DDIR, after obtaining identifying
information from employer (e.g. IRS issuing office, date, etc.) unless prior experience
indicates that a copy will not be readily available.
NOTE: If a ruling is not requested, show the reason in item 15 and complete as indicated in RS 01405.010.