General Questions, Taxes

Extra Services For Employers

June 8, 2015 • By

A smiling woman gardens in a nursery storeOur beneficiaries aren’t the only ones who do business with Social Security. We have a variety of online tools for employers that make managing employee information quick, easy, and secure.

Through Business Services Online (BSO), employers, as well as organizations, businesses, attorneys and non-attorneys representing Social Security applicants and third parties can exchange information with us over the Internet.

BSO offers:

  • Electronic wage reporting;
  • The ability to view and correct name and Social Security number (SSN) errors;
  • SSN verification;
  • Access to a form to update business taxpayer information; and
  • Forms submission and printing for representative payees.

After registering for BSO, you can interact directly with us through our enhanced online services to meet many of your needs.

Our three-part YouTube series, called “The Joy of Using BSO,” has helpful registration instructions and highlights our SSN verification and electronic wage reporting services.

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  1. Nancy Jane van Krieken

    Phone call to change the amount of voluntary withholding from his SSA monthly check: After my husband Donald waited over 40 minutes to speak with someone at SSA, he was informed he had to wait for a form and mail it in.
    The form W-4V I was able to print out online for him, but now seems that it needs to be hand delivered to the SSA office. How else can he make this change? If he ever did have an online account he does not know it, nor ever wrote info down.


    Great job on your web site it is easy to navigate.

  3. Mark S Reza

    Where do I mail a W4V form to Social Security to change existing withholding?

  4. Larry

    Where is the form

  5. Julia K Mostoller

    Need form W-4V

    • Luis A., Public Affairs Specialist

      Thank you for your question, Julia. You can find more information about this topic here. We hope this helps.

  6. Denise Tolliver

    I live in O’Fallon Illinois and need to know where to mail my W-4V form

  7. stanley q williams

    how do i get a s s form f4v

    • Ann C., Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi, Stanley. In order to have taxes withheld from your Social Security benefit, you must start by printing, completing and submitting an IRS Voluntary Withholding Request Form (Form W-4V). On this form, you can choose to have 7, 10, 12, or 22 percent of your monthly benefit withheld. The Form W-4V (to withhold federal taxes from your Social Security benefits) can be returned to your local Social Security office by mail or in person. See our Benefits Planner: Withholding Income Tax From Your Social Security Benefits web page for more information. We hope this helps.

  8. Brenda Justin

    Where do I find form w4v?

  9. Charles F Buchanan

    How do I get a W4V form. I have looked on the website but cannot find the form.

    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Charles, thanks for using our blog. To sign up, change or cancel voluntary tax withholding, complete Form W-4V. You can download the form or call the IRS toll-free at 1-800-829-3676 and ask for Form W-4V. When you complete the form, you can choose to have 7, 10, 12, or 22 percent of your monthly benefit withheld for taxes. Complete, sign and return the form to your local Social Security office by mail. Use the Social Security Office Locator to find your local office mailing address.

      See our Benefits Planner: Withholding Income Tax From Your Social Security Benefits for more information.

  10. Jim Ohlmacher

    How can I find out if my W-4v actions have taken?


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