Level 2

Hey, IRS systems analyst here. I actually wound up in this forum while doing a little research on an issue I'm trying to feed up the chain of command for resolution. I've only decided to comment here because your smug smarminess has rubbed me the wrong way. I understand that this is not the proper arena to get answers for this particular issue, but you are also sending people off on a wild goose chase. The problem here is not that these people do not understand the eligibility requirements for receiving the EIP, but that our integrated data retrieval system has incorrectly coded a large number of green card holders as having Social Security Numbers that are only valid for non-work purposes. This is not an issue that the Social Security Administration has created, nor are they in a position to resolve it. Telling people to call SSA or the IRS for an issue that cannot be resolved at this time is not only a waste of their time, but is increasing hold times across the board for both agencies. Directing people to a generic page on the IRS website for a problem that hasn't been addressed yet is similarly wasteful.

By all means, if you don't want  people talking about things that don't belong in the forum, then continue to correct them. But please stay in your lane and continue preparing tax returns instead of spreading misinformation and contributing to the confusion.