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Discrepancy between SSN and Taxpayer name?

Discussion in 'AdSense' started by IXM, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. #1
    Got an interesting e-mail from google...

    Now I'm no tax wiz, that's for sure. Isn't my payee name supposed to be my first and last name? When I checked over my social security card, I noticed it has my first name, middle initial, and last name... is that what my payee name should be?

    I normally have no problems with Adsense so I've never had to e-mail them, but now that I do, I can't find any way to e-mail them.SEMrush
     
    IXM, Nov 23, 2007 IP
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  2. ForgottenCreature

    ForgottenCreature Notable Member

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    #2
    I got the same email. I believe its supposed to be the same as your bank account.
    If your social security number as your first and last name - the same as your bank account, then you should be fine.
     
    ForgottenCreature, Nov 23, 2007 IP
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    kodut Well-Known Member

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    #3
    in what country you are , see if u typed each letter correctly
     
    kodut, Nov 23, 2007 IP
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    What are you talking about? How could you misspell your name?
     
    ForgottenCreature, Nov 24, 2007 IP
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    sseek Peon

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    #5
    Does Adsense have your SS# on file? The IRS now has the ability to compare ss#'s to individual names in a more elaborate manner and if there is a discrepancy - such as no ss# associated with your name on file with Adsense - then the IRS will notify Adsense, and hence the email.

    Last year, if you earned a minimum $600.00 USD, then Adsense sent you a 1099-misc. They also sent one to the IRS. It took all this time (February 28, 2007 through now) for the IRS to contact Adsense regarding discrepancies with names and ss#'s.

    I received the same email and I know for a fact Adsense does not have my SS# as I refuse to enter it online. I suggest verifying your account info with Adsense to ensure your name and ss# are corect. Also, take a look at the 1099 you received last year from Adsense to see what is indicated as your name and ss# (recipient's id #).
     
    sseek, Nov 24, 2007 IP
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    I received the same email and can't figure out what the problem might be. My SS# and W9 are on file with them, my name and address are correct, and there's never been a problem before -- for 5 years. Their email was sent "no-reply" but I'll try to get an answer. I can't fix a problem I don't know about.
     
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  7. IXM

    IXM Peon

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    Adsense has my social security number. I used it to fill out my W9 or whichever form it was. My Adsense name is my first and last name. My social security card has my first name, middle initial, and last name, and I'm wondering if maybe that's the problem.

    Either way, I need an official word from Google about this before they start sending a part of my income to the IRS... what would be the best way to contact them? Or what is their support address?
     
    IXM, Nov 24, 2007 IP
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    I asked my mom who does all my taxes for me - and she said it doesn't matter. Your SSN includes your first and last name, so there shouldn't be a problem with that.
     
    ForgottenCreature, Nov 24, 2007 IP
  9. IXM

    IXM Peon

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    Then I don't see what else could be the problem :confused:.
     
    IXM, Nov 24, 2007 IP
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    I sent an email off to them as well. We'll just have to wait and see.
     
    ForgottenCreature, Nov 24, 2007 IP
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    wowhaxor Banned

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    #11

    thats it, ask your mom. Theyre saying your SSN doesnt match, you have a middle initial on your SS card and say you didnt put it on adsense, then put it on. My SS card doesnt have my mid initial.
     
    wowhaxor, Nov 24, 2007 IP
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    Do you have a middle name?
     
    ForgottenCreature, Nov 24, 2007 IP
  13. IXM

    IXM Peon

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    Where did you send them an e-mail?
     
    IXM, Nov 25, 2007 IP
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    Has anyone heard back? I'm beginning to think this is a spoof.
     
    IProx, Nov 27, 2007 IP
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    IProx Well-Known Member

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    I guess I should add I went as far as registering on the IRS website, where they had to mail me a PIN number. I got the PIN today, logged into the system and everything looks fine. I then see some link for TIN Matching. I click that and It has my name as the "Principal" and it asked for my phone number. I am just acting as a contractor so it says to re-enter your name as the "Firm" and enter your social as the "TIN". I enter this info and I get errors about my "TIN" not matching. I'm really starting to get pissed off with this. Why does google always seem to find a way to delay payment? Or, I hope this is just a spoof.
     
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    Still haven't heard anything back here, starting to worry me.
     
    IXM, Nov 27, 2007 IP
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    IProx Well-Known Member

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    I'd call the IRS. They are going to start playing around with our money 14 days after the email was sent.
     
    IProx, Nov 27, 2007 IP
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    How do you know? The email was November 22, 2007.

     
    ForgottenCreature, Nov 28, 2007 IP
  20. IXM

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    Response! But nothing that helpful :(

    I changed my business name to my first, middle initial, and last name on my tax information but I'm not even sure if that will help. Ugh.
     
    IXM, Nov 28, 2007 IP