To All Workers and Employees Regarding the Possession and Use of Social Security Numbers
There is no law requiring a person to have, obtain or use a Social Security Number to live or work in the United States. Social Security is a voluntary system and there is no legal requirement that an individual obtain or use a Social Security Number.
The Social Security Act requires the Social Security Administration to establish and maintain records of wages and self-employment income for each individual whose work is covered under the program; a Social Security Number is needed for that purpose. No social security benefits will be paid to you unless you obtain and use a Social Security Number .
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) imposes no penalty on an employer if the failure to show a Social Security Number (SSN) or Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) for an employee was due to reasonable cause and not to wilful neglect. See 26 USC §6109(a)(3), §6721(a)(2)(B), §6721(c)(1)(B), and §6724(a). The IRS requires an employer request (IRC §6109(a)(3)) the employee to provide the employer with either an SSN or TIN. However, the employee may refuse to provide an SSN or TIN. An employer is prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act from dismissing any employee for refusing to provide an SSN or TIN because of their religious belief or creed.
Section 7 of Public Law 93-579 provides that:
If you do not wish your employer to use your Social Security Number, you should tell them in writing, that you elect to withdraw the use of your Social Security Number and request your employer to enter the phrase "Employee Refused to Provide" in the space provided for a Social Security Number when your employer reports your wages and taxes.
18 USC Sec. 242 and 42 USC Sec. 1983 provides that:
42 USC Sec. 408 provides that:
This notice must be posted in a conspicuous place where it can be read by all employees and workers.