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Hi, i dont have a first name as per my social security records and my complete name is listed in the last name

hi, i dont have a first name as per my social security records and my complete name is listed in the last name. Can you help me on what should i enter my first name as in this case when i dont have first name when filing for my returns in turbotax for 2016. http://www.happyschools.com/fnu-problem-driving-license-ssn/
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Level 17

Hi, i dont have a first name as per my social security records and my complete name is listed in the last name

IRS doesn't cross match first names on the tax return, so that wont be an issue. 

But I believe TurboTax will require at least 1 letter be placed in the first name box.

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Level 17

Hi, i dont have a first name as per my social security records and my complete name is listed in the last name

IRS doesn't cross match first names on the tax return, so that wont be an issue. 

But I believe TurboTax will require at least 1 letter be placed in the first name box.

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Level 1

Hi, i dont have a first name as per my social security records and my complete name is listed in the last name

thanks a lot lisa, any suggestion on what should be the 1 letter in this case, will - letter be ok?
Level 17

Hi, i dont have a first name as per my social security records and my complete name is listed in the last name

I don't think it will accept a - symbol, it has to be a alphabetic letter.   It would only be in the case of them issuing you a refund check that the name on it may pose an issue for you to negotiate.   Let me see if I can dig up any useful info for this type of situation
Level 12

Hi, i dont have a first name as per my social security records and my complete name is listed in the last name

I don't think it really matters, so I think I would just enter the first letter of whatever you use as your First Name (or even enter the entire name).  As Lisa said, the e-file system does not cross-reference your first name.
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Level 15

Hi, i dont have a first name as per my social security records and my complete name is listed in the last name

Anil, that being your first name and agreeing with all the comments above  by TGBill Na Lisa99, you should go back to Social Security Admin and have them correct your names ( first and last ) --- they should be able to do this pretty quickly-- use your passport from home country ( India ? ) to prove your point.  Otherwise this problem will persist and sooner or later  will end up in an inconvenient situation.  A visit to SSA office in your loacality would be easy way to rectify the  problem. Good Luck

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Level 19

Hi, i dont have a first name as per my social security records and my complete name is listed in the last name

easy perhaps but not swift. Be prepared to wait if you walk into an SS office.