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Some Common Questions

What Is An ITIN

An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) is a tax processing number issued by the Internal Revenue Service. It is a nine-digit number that always begins with the number 9.

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

ITINs are issued regardless of immigration status because both resident and nonresident aliens may have U.S. tax return filing responsibilities under the Internal Revenue Code.

Individuals must have a filing requirement and file a valid federal income tax return to receive an ITIN, unless they meet an exception.

Who Needs An ITIN?

The IRS issues ITINs to foreign nationals and others who have federal tax reporting or filing requirements and do not qualify for SSNs. A non-resident alien not eligible for an SSN, who is required to file a U.S. tax return only to claim a refund of tax under the provisions of a U.S. tax treaty, needs an ITIN.

Examples of individuals who need ITINs include:

  1. Non-resident aliens filing a U.S. tax return and not eligible for an SSN.
  2. Dependent or spouse of a U.S. citizen/resident alien.
  3. Dependent or spouse of a non-resident alien visa holder.

How Do I Know If I Need An ITIN

A tax ID must be included on returns, statements, and other tax related documents.  A tax ID can be in the form of a social security number (SSN), an Employer Identification Number (EIN), or an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).

 If you do not have an SSN and are not eligible to obtain an SSN, but you have a requirement to furnish a federal tax identification number or file a federal income tax return, you must apply for an ITIN. By law, an alien individual cannot have both an ITIN and an SSN.

The IRS will only processes returns for individuals that show their correct SSN or ITIN. The IRS no longer accepts, and will not process, forms showing “applied for.”

What Is An ITIN Used For?

ITINs are for federal tax reporting only, and are not intended to serve any other purpose. An ITIN does not authorize work in the U.S. or provide eligibility for Social Security benefits or the Earned Income Tax Credit. ITINs are not valid identification outside the tax system.

What documents are acceptable as proof of identity and foreign status?

The IRS has streamlined the number of documents the agency will accept as proof of identity to obtain an ITIN. There are now 13 acceptable documents.

An original passport is the only document that is accepted for both identity and foreign status. If you do not have a passport, you must provide a combination of current documents that contain expiration dates, show your name and photograph, and support your claim of foreign status.

The IRS will accept a combination (two or more) of the following documents, in lieu of a passport:

  1. U.S. driver’s license
  2. Civil birth certificate
  3. Foreign driver’s license
  4. U.S. state identification card
  5. Foreign voter’s registration card
  6. U.S. military identification card
  7. Foreign military identification card
  8. Visa
  9. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) photo identification
  10. Medical records (dependents only)
  11. School records (dependents and/or students only)

How Can FIRPTA Solution Help Me?

FIRPTA Solutions Inc. has Certified Acceptance Agents on staff. A Certified Acceptance Agent is a person or an entity who has been authorized by the IRS to assist individuals and other foreign persons who do not qualify for a Social Security Number but who still need a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) to process a 1040NR and other tax schedules.

FIRPTA Solutions facilitates the application process by reviewing the necessary documents and forwarding the completed forms to IRS.

Ideally, we would love to meet with you in person but if that is not possible then we have several other options to choose from. We may need to certify your identifying documents and then interview you over the internet using Skype, Zoom, Join.Me, or FaceTime.

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Our 4 Step Easy Process

The first step to getting your ITIN is to fill out our W7 Questionnaire. This questionnaire will give us the proper information to start preparing your application.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 1-888-225-8476 or go to our Contact Page

One of the requirements for the ITIN is to have a proof of Identification

What documents are acceptable as proof of identity and foreign status?

The IRS has streamlined the number of documents the agency will accept as proof of identity to obtain an ITIN. There are now 13 acceptable documents.

An original passport is the only document that is accepted for both identity and foreign status. If you do not have a passport, you must provide a combination of current documents that contain expiration dates, show your name and photograph, and support your claim of foreign status.

The IRS will accept a combination (two or more) of the following documents, in lieu of a passport:

  1. U.S. driver’s license

  2. Civil birth certificate

  3. Foreign driver’s license

  4. U.S. state identification card

  5. Foreign voter’s registration card

  6. U.S. military identification card

  7. Foreign military identification card

  8. Visa

  9. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) photo identification

  10. Medical records (dependents only)

  11. School records (dependents and/or students only)

Please note, according to IRS.gov, a certified document is one that the original issuing agency provides and certifies as an exact copy of the original document and contains an official stamped seal from the Agency. These documents will be accepted. A notarized document is one that the taxpayer provides to a public notary who bears witness to the signing of the official document and affixes a seal assuring that the document is legitimate. These documents will not be accepted for ITIN applications.

Once it has been determined which of the acceptable documents will be used for your ITIN application, we will need to confirm your identity. Ideally, we would love to meet with you in person but if that is not possible then we have several other options to choose from. We will need to conduct an interview with you over the internet using Skype, Zoom, Join.Me, FaceTime, or WeChat.

Generally a tax ID can be issued by the IRS within 7 weeks of submitting the application. However, during times of high volume, processing times can increase without warning.

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