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Evidence Needed to Change Earnings Record
1421.1 Can your earnings record be corrected?
1421.2 What evidence is acceptable?
The evidence may be a statement signed by your employer, Form W-2 (Wage and Tax Statement), pay envelopes or pay slips, or personal records of your wages. (See §§1726-1733 for a discussion of how to establish wages.)
1421.3 How can self-employed people establish earnings?
If you are self-employed, you may establish earnings by submitting a copy of your tax return. Include the applicable schedules (see §1416) and evidence that your return was filed timely with IRS in a timely manner. Evidence of filing your return includes canceled checks, IRS receipts, or other evidence of payment of tax shown on your return.
1421.4 How can partnerships establish earnings?
If a partnership is involved, a copy of Form 1065 should also be furnished.
Last Revised: March, 2001
- Evidence of Wages
- Time Limit for Correcting Earnings Records
- What evidence can you submit if your employer's records are not available?
- Checking Individual Earnings Records
- When can earnings records be revised after the time limit?
- Can wages be credited to your record even if you cannot obtain any evidence of wages?
- What is the time limit for filing evidence of one-half support?
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