What is an ITIN?
An Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) is issued by the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and is generically known as a tax identification number. Typically US citizens would use a social security number when a tax identification number is required. However, many non-US citizens have filing requirements with the IRS but do not have a Social Security number. An ITIN is available to persons required to have a taxpayer identification number for tax purposes but who do not have, and are not eligible to obtain a Social Security Number (SSN).
Who needs an ITIN?
Persons required to have a taxpayer identification number for tax purposes but who do not have, and are not eligible to obtain a Social Security Number (SSN). Typically these people are not USA citizens and not legal residents of the USA.
What is the best way to obtain an ITIN?
Call John Starnes at (248) 434-3985, People’s Tax Center. He is a CAA, licensed by the IRS to expedite the issuance of an ITIN. He’s the expert.
Certifying Acceptance Agents (CAA) are the most experienced and fastest method of obtaining an ITIN. When utilizing a CAA you DO NOT need to surrender or release your passport to the IRS. Applying for an ITIN requires completing multiple IRS tax forms, and having the proper identify documentation. Because the process is difficult and time consuming the IRS has established CAA’s to expedite the issuance of ITINs. The IRS has conducted strict education, testing and background reviews on CAA’s. CAA’s operate with an agreement with the IRS that allows the CAA to review the identification documentation, complete the ITIN application, tax forms, and expedite issuance of an ITIN.