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Author: ataxwitch Big red star, 1000 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 125005  
Subject: Re: Silly question here. Date: 1/25/2002 3:50 PM
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Sorry, you are correct. The correct solution is to file for an automatic extension (don't forget to pay the tax), and apply for the SSN. If by some freak of chance you do not have the number by October 15, the last possible extension date, I would put "Applied for" on the return. You may get some hate mail from the IRS but you will be able to sort it out with the paperwork the SSA will provide. I apologize. This was not the law when I last looked at this question (When my son was born children were required to have SSN's by age 2.) That'll teach me to shoot off my mouth er... keyboard.

BTW, so I don't insert my keyboard further into my mouth: The extension you apply for on April 15 expires August 15. If you cannot file by August 15th you must request a 2nd extension until October 15.
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