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Notify the SSA about name changes

Notify the SSA about name changes

If you or a dependent had a name change last year, notify the Social Security Administration before you file your 2013 tax return with the IRS. Why? If the name on your tax return does not match SSA records, the IRS is likely to notify you about the mismatch. Any refund you expected could be delayed. So if marriage, divorce, or child adoption resulted in a name change, file "Form SS-5, Application for a Social Security Card" with the SSA to inform them of the change.

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