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Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) Renewal

Our offices make the ITIN renewal process less complicated by helping you apply for an ITIN or renew your tax ID number for free with paid tax preparation.

If you need to file a federal tax return but are not eligible for a Social Security Number, you must obtain an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) from the IRS. Although it sounds simple, the ITIN application process can be complex.

Also, with new requirements under the PATH Act, taxpayers who have not used an ITIN on a tax return in the last three years must renew their tax ID number before filing a 2018 tax return.

What is ITIN

An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) is an identification number used by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the administration of tax laws.

It is issued either by the Social Security Administration (SSA) or by the IRS. A Social Security number (SSN) is issued by the SSA whereas all other TINs are issued by the IRS.

ITIN Renewal​

ITINs that have not been used on a tax return for tax year 2016, 2017 or 2018 expired on December 31, 2019. Additionally, ITINs, with middle digits 83, 84, 85, 86, or 87 (e.g. 9NN-83-NNNN) also expired on December 31, 2019. Contact us today if you believe your ITIN has expired.

Certified Agents

Our Certified Acceptance Agents can verify your supporting documents, which means you only have to send copies to the IRS cand can take the originals with you when you leave. Apply for an ITIN or ITIN renewal at a participating location for free.


Most frequent questions and answers

ITIN stands for “Individual Tax Identification Number, and is a United States tax processing number issued by the IRS. The IRS issues ITINs to help individuals comply with the U.S. tax laws and to provide a means to efficiently process and account for tax returns and payments for those not eligible for Social Security Numbers (SSNs). ITINS are for Federal Tax reporting only.

An ITIN does not authorize work in the U.S. or provide eligibility for Social Security benefits or Earned Income Tax Credit.

The IRS issues ITINs to individuals who must have a U.S. taxpayer identification number, but do not have and are not eligible to obtain a Social Security Number (SSN) from the Social Security Administration (SSA).

ITINs are specifically issued because both resident and non-resident aliens may have a U.S. filing or reporting requirement, regardless of their immigration status. According to the Internal Revenue Code, individuals must have a filing requirement and file a valid federal tax return to receive an ITIN, unless they meet an exception.

ITINs are renewed on a continuing schedule. ITIN holders do not need any action if they do not need to file a tax return in 2019. ITINs with middle digits 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 81 or 82 must renew their ITIN.
Use the latest revisiĂłn of Form W-7 to request and attach a valid federal tax return, unless you qualify for an exception. Include your original proof of identity or copies certified by the issuing agency and foreign status documents. There are 13 acceptable IRS-approved documents to use as proof of identity.
You should apply for an ITIN as soon as you’re ready to file your federal income tax return, since you need to attach the tax return to your application. You can apply for an ITIN any time during the year. If the tax return you attach to Form W-7 is filed after the tax return’s due date, you may owe interest and/or penalties. You should file your current year tax return by the prescribed due date to avoid this.
After you have qualified for an ITIN and your application is complete, you will receive a letter from the IRS assigning you to your Individual Taxpayer Identification Number. The approximate processing time to receive the ITIN is seven to eleven weeks.

If you have not received your ITIN or any other correspondence from the IRS seven weeks after applying, call the IRS toll-free number at 1-800-829-1040 for the status of your application if you are in the United States. If you are outside of the United States, call 267-941-1000 (not a toll-free number)

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