Trust doc list housekeeper as beneficiary but she is illegal.
If she can obtain or has a TIN number, then it should not be a problem.
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I suggest the housekeeper get an ITIN - individual taxpayer identification number. Then distribute the gift as you would to any other person using the ITIN instead of a social security number. The ITIN process was created by the IRS so those unable to get social security numbers can still pay taxes.
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I agree with my colleagues.
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