ITIN Information

Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)

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About ITIN
What is an ITIN?

An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) is a tax processing number issued by the Internal Revenue Service.
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 a U.S. filing or reporting requirement 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.

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. 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.

Aplication Requirements for ITIN
How do I apply for an ITIN?
  1. Fill out the form W-7
  2. Attach a federal income tax return to the Form W-7.
  3. Must provide "ORIGINAL AND VALID" documentation to support the exception...

The applicant must be older than 14 years old to be consider as an adult.

  • Birth certificate

Plus ONE of the following:

  • Foreign driver's license
  • Passport
  • Foreign voter's registration card

The applicant must be younger than 13 years old to be consider as a child.

  • Birth certificate

Plus ONE OR MORE of the following:

  • Vaccination card
  • Proof of school

Help and Information
Help Links
  • IRS Top Recommendation(s) about the ITIN number, Click Here
  • Application for a Social Security Card, Click Here
  • Download and save the application form (W-7)pdf icon