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PROCESSING OF TAX DATA[263]

Sec232[42 U.S.C. 432]  The Secretary of the Treasury shall make available information returns filed pursuant to part III of subchapter A of chapter 61 of subtitle F of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, to the Commissioner of Social Security for the purposes of this title and title XI. The Commissioner of Social Security and the Secretary of the Treasury are authorized to enter into an agreement for the processing by the Commissioner of Social Security of information contained in returns filed pursuant to part III of subchapter A of chapter 61 of subtitle F of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 6103(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986[264], the Secretary of the Treasury shall make available to the Commissioner of Social Security such documents as may be agreed upon as being necessary for purposes of such processing. The Commissioner of Social Security shall process any withholding tax statements or other documents made available to the Commissioner by the Secretary of the Treasury pursuant to this section. Any agreement made pursuant to this section shall remain in full force and effect until modified or otherwise changed by mutual agreement of the Commissioner of Social Security and the Secretary of the Treasury.


[263]  See Vol. II, P.L. 83-591, §6103(l), with respect to disclosure of returns and return information by the Secretary of the Treasury to the Social Security Administration, and §7213(a)(1) with respect to the penalty for unauthorized disclosure of that tax return information.

See Vol. II, P.L. 88-525, §11(e)(19), with respect to requesting and exchanging information for purposes of verifying income and eligibility for supplemental nutrition assistance.

[264]  See Vol. II, P.L. 83-591, §6103(a).