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) from the Social Security Administration (SSA).
E&F Accounting Group has Certified Acceptance Agents (CAA) on staff to help with the ITIN application process. As a CAA we are able to review your identification documents for authenticity so that you don’t have to send the original documents to the IRS.
A Certified Acceptance Agent (CAA) is a person authorized by the IRS to assist individuals or other foreign persons, who are ineligible or unable to receive a Social Security Number in obtaining ITINs from the IRS.
What is an ITIN used for?
IRS issues ITINs to help individuals comply with the U.S. tax laws, and to provide a means to efficiently process and account for tax returns and payments for those not eligible for Social Security numbers. ITINs are issued regardless of immigration status, because both resident and nonresident aliens may have a U.S. filing or reporting requirement under the Internal Revenue Code. ITINs do not serve any purpose other than federal tax reporting.
An ITIN does not:
Do I need an ITIN?
Does the following apply to you?