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Why do you need your social security number to file taxes?

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To make sure your tax return matches what employers, banks and investment houses turn in and to make sure you get proper credit towards your social security

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This is how 'big brother' keeps track of us. One number at a time.

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That's how the IRS matches up to see if someone is filing twice or filing for someone else who has already filed. We're all just numbers to them.

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