Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Business & FinanceTaxesUnited States · 9 years ago

Would IRS know that a social security is in a death certificate or the person passed away?

Update:

THE SOCIAL WAS PUT IN THE DEATH CERTIFICATE BUT I HAVENT NOTIFY SOCIAL SECURITY.

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  • 9 years ago
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    If you do not report a death and continue to receive social security payments it's considered social security fraud.

    Social security fraud can be a crime. Depending on the nature of the case, it may be considered a misdemeanor (lesser criminal act) or felony (serious crime). Penalties can include a fine, imprisonment of up to five years, or both. Guilty parties may also have to pay restitution to the Commissioner of the SSA.

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Yes if Social Security was notified of the Death.

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  • 9 years ago

    Are you asking how the IRS can find out that someone has died? The bank, the mortuary and other officials notify the government including Social Security.

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  • 9 years ago

    Yes, the IRS will know. They verify with the SSA that the social security numbers and names used match. Regardless of whether YOU notified the SSA or not, the municipality would have.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Once Social Security knows, the IRS knows.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    When I called the SSA to notify them of a relative's death, they already knew. The state had already forwarded the information.

    The SSN can ONLY be used up through the year of death. If your relative died in 2009, that was the last year they could file a return or be claimed as a dependent.

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  • tro
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    when the person dies, the one who is to close up their affairs notified the SSA of the death, there is a $255 payment toward the funeral and you need to send them a copy of the death certificate for the termination of SS benefifts

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  • Judy
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    IRS verifies all people listed on tax returns against social security files. SS normally has that info.

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  • 4 years ago

    Death Records Search Database : http://www.DeathRecordsInfo.com/Info

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  • D J
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    The IRS does not cross check with state & local governments to verify death certificates.

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