*IMPORTANT* ITIN CHANGES FOR 2016 TAX SEASON
As a courtesy, this blog has the intention of informing you of the new IRS law update for any taxpayer that has an ITIN. Stating, that you or your dependents that have an ITIN and fall in any one of these categories, have the duty to renew your ITIN:
If you have an ITIN that has the middle numbers that are 9xx-78-xxx or 9xx-79-xxx.
Anyone who has an ITIN that hasn’t filed their taxes in 2013, 2014, or in 2015. (If you have done at least one of these years, you don't have to renew your ITIN)
If you, your spouse, or dependents are under these conditions, It is your duty to renew your ITIN in order to be able to filed your tax return for the 2016 tax year season.
If you decide to do so, we are here to help you by currently offering the service for the renewal of your ITIN number. Contact us. Make your appointment today!
If a renewal is not in place, you could face ineligibility to file taxes, tax credit delay, certain tax credits such as Child tax credit will not be able to be added, as well as American opportunity tax credit.
What is an ITIN?
An ITIN is a temporary SSN for those who are ineligible to receive one, nonresident alien who is required to file a U.S. tax return, U.S. resident alien who is filing a U.S. tax return (depending on the days they have stayed in the U.S.), dependent or spouse of a U.S. citizen/resident alien, or a dependent or spouse of a nonresident alien visa holder.
How do I get one?
The way you may receive one, if needed, is by going to https://irs.gov and searching w-7 in the search bar. After filling out the application you mail your W-7, tax return, proof of identity, and foreign status documents to:
Internal Revenue Service Austin Service
Center ITIN Operation
P.O. Box 149342
Austin, TX 78714-9342
You will only file a tax return to the address above once, when you file Form W-7 to get an ITIN. In subsequent years, when you have an ITIN, you will file your Form 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ as directed in the form instructions.
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