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So my wife as a really long last name (25 characters), which exceeds 20 characters. This is her name on the Social Security Card, there`s nothing we can do to change.


Now, I can`t abbreviate her last name, as it doesn`t match IRS files and is rejected and returned. I also cannot write down her real last name as the tool does not allow me. What to do?


On a second note: If IRS allows people to have last names longer than 20 characters, why on earth Turbo Tax imposes that limit? It is an arbitrary number that only screws up my life. Not a customer that will come back next year if I have to paper file it.