Truncated ss# on w-2


Old 02-02-21, 09:43 PM
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Truncated ss# on w-2

I'm in Missouri & was attempting to secure my "REAL ID" at the local DMV. Apparently, my employer has begun truncating or blocking out the first 5 digits of my SS# on various documents, an action the IRS began allowing as of December 31, 2020. This has presented a problem with respect to individual verification, as a part of the "REAL ID" process. Do I have the option of requesting that my employer not do this on future documents?
Old 02-03-21, 08:05 AM
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Was not aware of this. And why the first four numbers? Usually the last four digits are the most identifying numbers. Will he DMV except any other document with full SS # showing?
Old 02-03-21, 02:22 PM
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How many documents does your employer give you ?
I get one from my employer and I'm not even sure DMV would use it.

At a minimum, you must provide documentation showing: 1) Full Legal Name; 2) Date of Birth; 3) Social Security Number; 4) Two Proofs of Address of Principal Residence; and 5) Lawful Status.

You could use last years tax form.

The person may present any of the following documents bearing the applicant's SSN in lieu of a SS card.
  • A W-2 form,
  • A SSA-1099 form,
  • A non-SSA-1099 form, or
  • A pay stub with the applicant's name and SSN on it.

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