Too many times over the years we have seen individual income tax returns rejected or taxpayer refunds held up by the IRS because they couldn’t match taxpayer names and social security numbers to those on record with the Social Security Administration (SSA).
Why does this happen? Perhaps a woman marries and takes her spouses name but doesn’t advise the SSA of her name change. The same result occurs when a spouse divorces and restores her maiden name but fails to notify the SSA. Other changes also create returns being rejected and refunds being held up.
For further discussion on this topic and most importantly how to avoid it see the UHY article “IRS name and Individual Taxpayer Identification Number matching” at the following hyperlink;