The ITIN is the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, this number is issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to individuals who require an identification number for tax purposes in the United States, and are not eligible to obtain a Social Security Number (SSN). The ITIN is granted to foreign residents to declare their tax obligations and/or make their tax payments in accordance with the IRS Tax Code.
To receive an ITIN, one must submit an application (IRS form) and submit documentation proving their identity. For more information, please contact one of our professionals at 1-888-539-2102
By law, all persons working in the United States of America must file taxes. Tax payment establishes a history of your residence in this country. In addition, you may qualify for a refund.
The Internal Revenue Service announced a new law stating that the ITIN will expire, as well as the numbers that are not used year by year will expire immediately and must be renewed in compliance with the requirements.
Beginning October 1, 2016 ITINs containing 78 or 79 as median digits may renew their identification numbers, and all inactive ITINs must be activated presenting all the necessary documentation.
If a taxpayer has an expired ITIN and does not renew it before filing a tax return within the next year, expect delays in repayments and illegibility for certain tax credits, such as Tax Credit for Children and the American Opportunity Tax Credit, until the ITIN is renewed.
ITIN may be renewed individually or with family, with its corresponding request. For further information, please contact one of our tax professionals at 1.888.539.2102.