SSA Not Identifying Employers Receiving 'No-Match' Letters

In June of 2006, Judicial Watch (JW) submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Social Security Administration (SSA) asking for a list of 50-100 employers with the most social security number mismatches from 2001 through 2005. The SSA denied the JW’s request for the list, stating that 26 USC §6103 prohibited the list disclosure because it was generated from tax returns filed with the IRS.

The SSA stated that any information on a tax return is considered “return information,” including whether or not a return was even filed. On the other hand, JW contested that the employer list it wanted to obtain was just a compilation of data. Read full article.

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