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Alexandra Sabalier
November 17, 2020
1 min

All you need to know about ITIN -Individual Taxpayer Identification Number

Most U.S. citizens use a Social Security number (SSN) as their identification number to file their U.S. taxes. However, what happens to non-U.S. citizens that don’t qualify for a SSN if they have tax obligations and have to file taxes?

In these cases, many are left wondering:

How to File Taxes Without a Social Security Number?

The IRS let's taxpayers use an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) to file their Federal Tax Return if they don't have a social security number.

How to know if you need an ITIN? 

If you are required to file a tax return but do not qualify for an SSN, you should apply for an ITIN. If your dependent does not qualify for an SSN, but you want to claim them on your return, they will also need an ITIN. 

Who can get an ITIN?

Regardless of their immigration status, both resident and nonresident aliens-even if living abroad- can get ITINs, to file their Federal Tax Return.

What can you do with an ITIN? 

ITINs are strictly used as a taxpayer identification number, to file tax returns.

The IRS has made it clearly known that having an ITIN does not:

  • Grants authorization to work in the United States  
  • Neither affects nor benefits your immigration status
  • Neither qualifies you for tax breaks such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), nor for benefits like the Social Security

How to get an ITIN? 

You apply for an ITIN by submitting Form W-7 to the IRS. At Sabalier Law, Attorney Sabalier handles these applications in a fast, easy, and secure manner to ensure that you get your ITIN without delays or complications. Get in contact today for a legal consultation and let a reliable tax attorney handle this matter for you.

What are the requirements for an ITIN application?

The application for ITIN requires basic information, such as your name, mailing address, and birth date. You will also need to state the reason(s) why you need an ITIN and some other personal information, such as your U.S. visa number, if you have one. 

How long does it take to get an ITIN?

Typically, the IRS sends a letter assigning your ITIN -Individual Tax Identification Number- within seven weeks if your application is complete and you qualify for an ITIN.

Need to Know More?

Contact Licensed Tax Attorney Alexandra Sabalier for an initial consultation, and get your questions answered personally by her, and your tax issues solved in a reliable, and confidential manner.

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