The IRS and the Social Security Administration (SSA) must work together to fight employment-related identity-fraud, a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) warned. The report showed a key source of fraud involves individuals who use another person’s Social Security number. People may do this if they aren’t authorized to work in the United States, are trying to avoid child support payments and other reasons, the GAO said. Scrutiny of one employment form, the W-2 (Wage and Tax Statement) revealed 818,000 such cases in 2018. The true scope of this crime isn’t yet known, said the GAO, which called on the two agencies to increase collaboration. Here’s more: 

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