Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (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)
An ITIN does not:
• Authorize you to work in the U.S.
• Provide eligibility for Social Security benefits
• Qualify a dependent for Earned Income Tax Credit Purposes
Who needs an ITIN
You need to apply for an ITIN if
• You do not have an SSN and are not eligible to obtain one
• You have a requirement to furnish a federal tax identification number or file a federal tax return, and
• You are in one of the following categories:
- o Non-resident alien who is required to file a U.S. tax return
o U.S. resident alien who is (based on days present in the United States) filing a U.S. tax return
o Dependent or spouse of a U.S. citizen/resident alien
o Non-resident alien claiming a tax treaty benefit
o Non-resident alien student, professor or researcher filing a U.S. tax return or claiming an exception
How Can I File an ITIN
You Can file W-7 Form along with your return. All W-7 applications, including renewals, must include a U.S. federal tax return unless you meet an exception to the filing requirement.
Please contact your Tax Expert for further information on ITIN.