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by Kassandra Cristobal

Do you have an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)? If so, it may be expiring soon.

All ITINs not used on a federal tax return at least once in the last three years will expire on December 31, 2019. In addition, ITINS issued before 2013 with middle digits of 83, 84, 85, 86, or 87 (Example: 9XX-83-XXXX) will expire at the end of the year.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is encouraging taxpayers to submit their renewal applications early in order to avoid refund and processing delays in 2020. Taxpayers can renew their ITIN by completing a Federal Form W-7 and mailing it to the address listed on the form’s instructions with any required documentation. You can find the form here.

What is an ITIN?

An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) is a tax processing number assigned to individuals who do not have, or are not eligible to obtain, a Social Security number (SSN). Typically, only United States citizens and those non-citizens who are authorized to work in the U.S. receive SSNs.

For more information, visit the IRS’s Individual Taxpayer Identification Number web-page.

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