My Brother-in-law received a letter from Social Security last week
thanking him for notifying them of an address change. As he didn’t
do that, he went to the local office to inquire.
When he filed for Social Security about 20 years ago he did it at
the local Social Security office, and never set up his account
online. It appears someone got his personal info and went to SSA
and “set up” his account and giving a different address and telephone #.
They had not yet changed the routing numbers to another checking a/c.
So for individuals who never set up an accont online BEWARE!
My question is if he applies for an IP pin can he use it with a
paper return. He does not and has never e-filed and is even
less likely to “trust” computers than before.