The fear of losing documents around the tax season is a big fear and also a justifiable one. But what if the Government made it easy to replace your Social Security 1099? Wait, did I just say the Government would make something…”easy?” Well, that’s exactly just what happened and let me tell you, we are super excited about it. Ok, that’s losing it a bit too much over something that’s not that big of a deal, but hey, for some, it’s pretty cool.
You can instantly replace your SSA-1099 at www.socialsecurity.gov. This gives a chance to your accountant or whoever is filing the taxes to quickly replace the document at the last minute if the circumstances call for it. And this is also big news for the Social Security office. Why? Well they typically field 1.7 million request for replacement forms. Think this makes them feel better? This speeds up and makes efficient the entire deal.
This helps those who use 1099’s avoided those dreaded Social Security office calls. My Goodness, none of us has any time for that!
“Beginning this tax season, any ‘my Social Security’ account holder who misplaces their original SSA-1099 will be able to request an instant replacement from our menu of online services,” Carolyn Colvin, acting commissioner of Social Security, said. You can can still call 800-772-1213, but expect 7 to 10 business days to get it. Going online to replace the SSA-1099 is the way to go, folks.