How do I apply for an ITIN? Internal Revenue Service

There isn’t a window in which you have to apply or a deadline you have to meet each year. If you are applying for an ITIN on your own, then there is no official way for you to be able to check on the application’s ITIN status. IRS processes return showing SSNs or ITINs in the blanks where tax forms request SSNs. First, you have to understand that while an ITIN is an identification number, it isn’t the same as an SSN or EIN.

  • To determine the number of ITIN holders listed on your tax return, see page 1 of your 2021 Form NJ-1040.
  • You can mail in the application, or bring it to an IRS-approved acceptance agent or an IRS taxpayer assistance center, located in cities across the United States.
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  • To renew your ITIN, you must complete an IRS Form W-7 and submit the required documentation, per the form’s instructions.

Only individuals with ITINs will be used to calculate your payment. According to the IRS, certain errors can hold up ITIN processing. Most errors involve missing details or a lack of supporting paperwork. Have your form checked before submitting it by a competent business attorney. You only need to apply for an ITIN if your spouse is required to have one.