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Well, since the IRS *already* knows your sister's social security number...and yours....and those numbers are already on the return, anyway, hardly seems to be a big deal to put them on the check, now does it? And the bank that holds the account already has the numbers, and assuming you put it in an envelope with the correct address on it, how is "all the world" going to see the numbers, anyway?

I try not to mess with good ol' Uncle Sam, and put whatever he asks for on the check.
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