An ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number) is issued by the IRS to individuals who are required for federal tax purposes to have a U.S. taxpayer identification number but who don’t have and aren’t eligible to get a social security number (SSN). You can apply for an ITIN for you, your spouse, and your dependents when you prepare your tax return.
Here are the steps, in general:
Please be aware that neither the IRS nor the CAA can guarantee the issuance of an ITIN if you use the services of a CAA.
Note: You can’t e-file a return using an ITIN in the calendar year the ITIN is assigned. Once your ITIN is assigned, you can e-file returns in the following years. For example, if you apply for and receive an ITIN in 2020, you may not e-file any tax return using that ITIN until 2021.
How long does it take to get an ITIN?
The IRS is in control of the timing. The use of a CAA might speed up the process, but there is no guarantee. The CAA does have the ability to speak with the IRS ITIN Unit for status updates and to make sure the process is moving along. Typical turnaround time to receive a response from the IRS for an ITIN is 12-14 weeks, unless it is during their busy season. Then it could take up to 16 weeks.
When can I meet with the CAA?
CAA services are by appointment only. Please contact us at (718)-975-3363 to make an appointment or at the link below.
Renew Your ITIN
Your ITIN may expire if it was not used on a federal income tax return in the last three years OR ITINs with middle digits of 88, 90, 91,92, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, or 99 (Example: (9XX-70-XXXX). An expired ITIN could delay your tax refund and make you ineligible for certain tax credits, such as the Child Tax Credit and the American Opportunity Tax Credit, until your ITIN is renewed. All family members who were issued an ITIN may submit a Form W-7 at the same time.