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I'm a household employee and my employer has an SS#. TurboTax will not allow anything except an EIN#. How do I fix that?

 
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I'm a household employee and my employer has an SS#. TurboTax will not allow anything except an EIN#. How do I fix that?

did you get a tax form? if so, what was it a w-2 or 1099?

 

 

the employer can not file a w-2 without a proper EIN. so this creates issues for both of you. 

if you got a 1099 you don't need either an EIN or SSN since you will be filing schedule C - you can't use the free edition. 

 

  

I'm a household employee and my employer has an SS#. TurboTax will not allow anything except an EIN#. How do I fix that?

The "employer" should have gotten an EIN for the W-2 form   so if they are not willing to correct this error your only option is to mail in a paper return ... this is an IRS rule   not a TT one. 

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