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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.
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.
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.
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)