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Social security number missing

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The taxpayer  (a 1041 as a result of death) has 10 beneficiaries. Due to warring family issues most of them will not provide a SSN or DOB. I hesitate to use the "applied for" status as I think that is reserved for people who don't have a valid SSN and not necessarily this situation. Please correct me if I am wrong about this. My client met an EA who said they submit the return with " requested " under the SSN input. Naturally, this will not pass for e-file but can this be used for paper file?

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Tell the beneficiaries they will not receive any checks (or at least any future checks) from the estate if they don't provide a Social Security number.  If that doesn't work, tell them that under the new tax law, they will be reported to the IRS and the penalty for not supplying a Social Security number for an estate equals 110 percent of the distribution that they received.  Sometimes creativity is needed to help convince people to do the right thing :). 

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Tell the beneficiaries they will not receive any checks (or at least any future checks) from the estate if they don't provide a Social Security number.  If that doesn't work, tell them that under the new tax law, they will be reported to the IRS and the penalty for not supplying a Social Security number for an estate equals 110 percent of the distribution that they received.  Sometimes creativity is needed to help convince people to do the right thing :). 

ex-AllStar, ex-Lutefisk taste taster, ex-ACME product tester
and ex marks the spot where those rocks and anvils hit me.

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