The new agreements were concluded in the week of May 11, 20202 and were confirmed in a press release of May 20, 20203. France has announced that it is concluding new agreements with Germany, Belgium and Switzerland on current issues concerning border workers. Under these agreements, home work should not affect the tax system because of COVID-19. The agreements provide that border workers who are not eligible for the specific border worker scheme do not have negative consequences because of the current emergency situation related to COVID-19 when they have to work from home. Section 233 of the Amended Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. 433] authorizes us to collect this information. We use the information you provide to determine whether your current work should only be covered by the U.S. social security system under an international social security agreement. The information you provide on this form is optional. However, if we do not provide all or part of the requested information, we may not make a timely and accurate decision on your application for a coverage certificate. Without the certificate, current work can continue to be covered and taxed under U.S. and foreign social security plans.
We will only use the information you provide on this form for reasons other than the ones described above. However, we can use it for the management and integrity of social security programs. We may also disclose information to another person or agency, in accordance with authorized routine uses, including: If you have social security credits in the United States and France, you may be entitled to benefits from one or both countries. If you meet all the essential requirements under a country`s system, you will benefit regularly from that country. If you don`t meet the basic requirements, the agreement can help you qualify for a performance, as explained below. We may refuse, condition or suspend transactions that we believe (i) may violate this or other agreements you may have with Stripe; (ii) are not allowed, fraudulent or illegal; or (iii) expose yourself, Stripe or other unacceptable risks to Stripe. If we suspect or know that you are using or have used the services for unauthorized, fraudulent or illegal purposes, we may disclose all information relating to this activity to the relevant financial institution, regulatory authority or law enforcement authority that corresponds to our legal obligations.