Social Security Numbers
Yes. In general, all employees, including minors, must have a Social Security number to get a job. Your employer must report your wages to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the agency that collects federal taxes. Your employer must also pay the federal income tax and FICA that it withholds from your paycheck to the IRS. The IRS uses your Social Security number to keep track of what you earn and the taxes paid on your earnings through withholding. For more information, check with your local Social Security office, go to www.ssa.gov, or call 1 (800) 772-1213.