Posts Tagged ‘social security numbers’

LIHWAP Participation and Disclosure of Public Enterprise Billing Information

Friday, November 12th, 2021

*With special thanks to Kara Millonzi and Elsemarie Mullins As local governments wrestle with administering American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-funded programs, the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) has prompted public records and confidentiality questions. To administer LIHWAP, state and local Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) agencies are requesting that local governments provide […]

Using Social Security Numbers for Local Tax Administration

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Continuing with the theme of Kara Millonzi’s post last week on the use of Social Security numbers by local governments for utility services, this post focuses on how Social Security numbers can be used by local governments for the administration of taxes. Social Security numbers are immensely helpful with all types of local taxes, be […]

Limitations on the Collection and Use of Social Security Numbers by Local Government Utilities

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Back in 2008, the local government water utility adopted an Identity Theft Prevention (ITP) program to comply with the federal Red Flags Rule. Still awaiting final word from the Federal Trade Commission on whether or not the Red Flags Rule applies to local government utilities, Utility Jones has decided (with the consent of the utility’s governing […]