New Field on Your Tax Return
New this year on the personal income tax return, we added a date of birth field for the taxpayer and the taxpayer’s spouse/RDP.
By taxpayers providing this information, we will be able to process returns quickly and accurately. The date of birth will augment validation of the taxpayer’s information by improving matches to the taxpayer’s social security number and IRS information. It will also help determine ‘who’s who’ when name extensions are used, for example, JR/SR. In some cases, the date of birth will substantiate that the taxpayer qualifies for certain credits. The date of birth will also help us identify taxpayers who are using erroneous social security numbers and help them file correctly.