What is a \"SS\"?
Thread poster: Elke Fehling

Elke Fehling  Identity Verified
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Mar 31, 2003

I translated a small file and now the company asks me to send them my \"SS\" since I am working for them for the first time.

What exactly do they mean? Does any of you know the German term for this?

Elke


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Henry Dotterer
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Social Security number? Mar 31, 2003

If the client is in the US, they may want a Social Security number (or, alternatively, a tax ID) in order to account for you as an outside contractor. I believe you can contact the US authorities to get assigned one.

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Elke Fehling  Identity Verified
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No, the client is in Spain... Mar 31, 2003

... yes, SS sounds like Social Security Number, but why would he need it?

Elke


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Parrot  Identity Verified
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What Spanish clients need are VAT/Tax ID numbers Mar 31, 2003

Maybe you should try to clear this up with them.





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Mats Wiman  Identity Verified
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Summa Summarum Apr 1, 2003

(Latin for \'alles in allem\')

is a delivery from the WGD (Wild Guess Department), i.e. I have no proof other than \"Duden: Wörterbuche der Abkürzungen\" and a certain logic (see below).



This should then mean:

All that we should know about you a translation supplier:

Name, address, phone, fax etc

CV

Language pairs, specialties etc



BR



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Karin Hallberg  Identity Verified
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SS= Seguridad Social Apr 1, 2003

In Spain SS normally stands for Seguridad Social which means Social Security... so I guess they want some kind of number...

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Annira Silver  Identity Verified
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ID or passport number Apr 2, 2003

Hi,



In Spain, it seems that the ID/Social Security number must be quoted on invoices. I used my passport number, as we don\'t have ID in the UK. They accepted that, and I was paid o.k.



There has been discussion on this topic in another thread, too.



Best wishes



Annira


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Elke Fehling  Identity Verified
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Thank you very much! Apr 3, 2003

!!!

Elke


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