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Name Changes & Social Security Number Matching Issues

Question: How can I correct the spelling of my name with the IRS?

Answer:

  • Enter the correct information on your tax return.
  • The name on the refund check is spelled the way it appears on your tax return.
  • You can also call the IRS toll-free at 800-829-1040 to correct the spelling of your name over the phone.

Note: Your name on any refund check you may receive will be spelled the way it appears on your tax return.


Category: IRS Procedures
Subcategory: Name Changes & Social Security Number Matching Issues

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The OMB number for this study is 1545-1432.
If you have any comments regarding this study, please write to:
IRS, Tax Products Coordinating Committee
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