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skateboard0420
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My son was born 09/15/2017 and I was claiming him on my 2017 federal tax return and it keeps saying his SSN is invalid?

 
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Rachel_W
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My son was born 09/15/2017 and I was claiming him on my 2017 federal tax return and it keeps saying his SSN is invalid?

If you just recently received your Son's Social Security Card very recently, the Social Security Administration (SSA) may not have updated this information to the IRS yet.  Unfortunately, sometimes it takes a while for the new records to be transferred from SSA to the IRS.

I would suggest double checking his Social Security Number on your tax return while having his actual Social Security Card right in front of you for verification.  If you confirm the information on your tax return is correct, you probably just need to give it some more time for the information to be transferred.  You can also contact SSA to make sure there are no issues on their end. 

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Rachel_W
Level 4

My son was born 09/15/2017 and I was claiming him on my 2017 federal tax return and it keeps saying his SSN is invalid?

If you just recently received your Son's Social Security Card very recently, the Social Security Administration (SSA) may not have updated this information to the IRS yet.  Unfortunately, sometimes it takes a while for the new records to be transferred from SSA to the IRS.

I would suggest double checking his Social Security Number on your tax return while having his actual Social Security Card right in front of you for verification.  If you confirm the information on your tax return is correct, you probably just need to give it some more time for the information to be transferred.  You can also contact SSA to make sure there are no issues on their end. 

skateboard0420
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My son was born 09/15/2017 and I was claiming him on my 2017 federal tax return and it keeps saying his SSN is invalid?

How long does it usually take for the IRS to update his SSN into there system? And if it takes to long and goes past the filing deadline what do I do? Should I paper file?
Rachel_W
Level 4

My son was born 09/15/2017 and I was claiming him on my 2017 federal tax return and it keeps saying his SSN is invalid?

Normally, the process takes only a couple of weeks for the IRS to update the records to SSA.  At this point, since it is so early in the filing season, I would suggest you hold off on paper filing and try to E-file again in about a week.
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