Anytime you get hired for a new job, your employer will ask for your social security number. The reason is to accurately report your income to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and to the Social Security Administration. If you’re working in the US, some employment agencies also require employers to use E-Verify, a program that makes sure employees are legally allowed work in this country before they can begin work. Below are some other common cases where you’ll need to share your social security number with others.
When and Why You Need a Social Security Number?
You need SSN When Opening an Account With Any U.S. Financial Institution, When Applying for a Federal Loan, When Applying for Certain Types of Public Assistance, When Enrolling in Medicare, When Applying for a Passport, On Your Tax Return and To Get a Driver’s License.