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Our Taxes Díaz offices make the ITIN 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 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
1WHAT IS ITIN?
“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.
2WHAT DOES AN ITIN NOT DO?
An ITIN does not authorize work in the U.S. or provide eligibility for Social Security benefits or the Earned Income Tax Credit.
3WHO NEEDS AN ITIN?
The IRS issues ITINs to individuals who must have a US taxpayer identification number. USA But they do not have and are not eligible to obtain a Social Security number (SSN) from the Social Security Administration (SSA). ITINs are specifically issued from immigration status because both resident and non-resident aliens may have a US filing or reporting requirement. USA 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.
4WHICH ITIN HOLDERS WILL NEED TO RENEW THEIR ITINS ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2018?
ITINs are renewed on a continuous schedule. ITIN holders do not need any action if they do not need to file a tax return in 2019. Below is a list of those who will need to renew:

- ITIN with middle digits 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 81 or 82 (for example: 9NN-73-NNNN).

- Taxpayers whose ITINs have middle digits 70, 71, 72, 78, 79 or 80 that have expired.
5HOW DO YOU APPLY FOR AN ITIN?
Use the latest revision 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.
6WHEN SHOULD I APPLY FOR AN ITIN?
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.
7WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY ITIN?
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 7 to 11 weeks.
8I APPLIED FOR MY ITIN 7 WEEKS AGO AND STILL DO NOT HAVE IT. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
If you have not received your ITIN or any other correspondence from the IRS 7 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 U.S., call 267-941-1000 (not a toll-free number).

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