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#1973718 - 11/03/14 06:00 PM Foreign Customer with SS#
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We have a foreign customer that came in with a Social Security Number that said for "WORK ONLY". We have a ITIN# on her account, and she wanted it changed. She said she was now a permanent resident, but she said it would be 3 years before she got her green card.

Do we continue to use the ITIN# or do we change her account to use the SS#?

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#1973851 - 11/03/14 10:18 PM Re: Foreign Customer with SS# LSmith
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Use the SSN; she will pay taxes under the SSN, so report under that.... regardless of what she erroneously thinks that means as far as her residency (work-only SSNs are for temporary workers - not permanent residents).

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#1973946 - 11/04/14 03:24 PM Re: Foreign Customer with SS# LSmith
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If using the SSN# in this case, will she sign a W-8BEN or W-9? The has been in the US for 20 years, but she is NOT a citizen and does NOT have a Permanent Resident Card.

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#1974090 - 11/04/14 08:31 PM Re: Foreign Customer with SS# LSmith
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W-9.

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#1974140 - 11/04/14 10:25 PM Re: Foreign Customer with SS# LSmith
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Thanks

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#1998368 - 02/26/15 04:10 PM Re: Foreign Customer with SS# LSmith
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So, it's possible for an individual to be issued an SSN 10 years prior to becoming a permanent resident?
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#1998377 - 02/26/15 04:36 PM Re: Foreign Customer with SS# LSmith
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#1999349 - 03/03/15 01:38 PM Re: Foreign Customer with SS# LSmith
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Your customer is a non resident alien with an SSN; she needs to execute a W-8BEN that includes that SSN. It is appropriate to use the SSN rather than the ITIN for information reporting on a 1042S. Her future plans to become a resident alien (not permanent resident) have no bearing on your requirements.

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An NRA with permission to work in the U.S. can get an SSN. When or if they become a resident alien is not a direct result of that process.
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#2000460 - 03/08/15 05:48 PM Re: Foreign Customer with SS# Elwood P. Dowd
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So they ca be libing in the Us temporarely they still need a W8 BEN

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