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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.