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jboggs92
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I'm separated from my ex-husband and I don't know his social security number. What do I do?

 
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Texas Roger
Level 15

I'm separated from my ex-husband and I don't know his social security number. What do I do?

When were you divorced? If divorced before the end of 2019, then you file as single and don't need your ex-husband's SSN. If you are flling Married Filing Separately because you were still married at the end of 2019, do you have a prior year tax return you can look at to find his SSN? Can you get a transcript of a prior year return from the IRS to find it? https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript

 

If you can't get it in any way, you will have to print and mail your Married Filing Separately tax return to get it accepted since an efiled return requires the other spouses SSN to be entered. 

dmertz
Level 15

I'm separated from my ex-husband and I don't know his social security number. What do I do?

Transcripts now only show the last 4 digits of the SSN.

jboggs92
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I'm separated from my ex-husband and I don't know his social security number. What do I do?

@Texas Roger Just to make sure I'm understanding correctly - I could mail in a printed copy, without having his social on it, and they will still accept it?

Texas Roger
Level 15

I'm separated from my ex-husband and I don't know his social security number. What do I do?

Yes you can mail in a printed copy and they will accept it. You might write on it that you are unable to get his SSN. 

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