Employers Should Review Form I-9 for Social Security Number Glitch Featured

  21 April 2017

If an employer used Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, that was downloaded between November 14 and November 17, 2016, the employer should review them to ensure employees’ Social Security numbers appear correctly in Section 1.

There was a glitch when the revised Form I-9 was first published on November 14, 2016. Numbers entered in the Social Security number field were transposed when employees completed and printed Section 1 using a computer. For example, the number 123-45-6789 entered in the Social Security number field would appear as 123-34-6789 once the form printed. Employers using a Form I-9 that contains this glitch should download and save a new Form I-9 at uscis.gov/i-9Employers who notice their employees’ Social Security numbers are not written correctly should have their employees draw a line through the transposed Social Security number in Section 1, enter the correct Social Security number, and then initial and date the change. Employers should include a written explanation with Form I-9 about why the correction was made in the event of an audit. Read more here.

 

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