What is an ITIN?
ITIN Numbers are somewhat similar to social security numbers. They are used for individuals for federal tax reporting and are for those in the following categories:
* Non-resident aliens filing a U.S. tax return and not eligible for an Social Security Number.
* U.S. resident aliens (based on days present in the United States) filing a U.S. tax return and not eligible for an Social Security Number.
* Dependent of spouse of a U.S. citizen/resident alien.
* Dependent of spouse of a non-resident alien visa holder.
However, unlike social security numbers they begin with the number "9" followed with the standard social security number form (EX: 9xx-xx-xxxx). But, what is most important is the middle numbers of the ITIN. For every tax season a set of number will expire and required those who have ITINs to be renewed for the upcoming tax season. For 2019, the numbers 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 81 or 82 so if the ITIN is (EX: 9xx-73-xxxx) it must be renewed either by appointment with the IRS or by mail.
Disclaimer: All information is found in irs.gov
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