FTAX Blog ITIN Number was formulated by Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) for non documented immigrants who are not eligible for the Social Security Number, to comply the non documented immigrants to pay the tax, if they wish to work in the United States.

ITIN Number:

ITIN Number stands for Individual Taxpayer Identification Number. This number cannot be used in lieu of an identity. The sole purpose of creating this ITIN Number was for the sake of record purposes, of the tax form the non documented immigrants.

What Does an ITIN Number Look Like?

Itin Number has identification, for the purpose of awareness. It starts with Digit ‘9’, consists of total 9 digits and is usually followed by a range from 70 to 99. To include more immigrants the range has been extended. However the ITINI Number begins with ‘9’ and looks something like:




Who Should Get an ITIN Number?

Anyone who is not eligible for a Social Security Number regardless of their immigration Status should apply to obtain their ITIN Number. It doesn’t matter if you are a resident immigrant or nonresident, if you have payment obligation towards the state you will have to get an ITIN Number so IRS can keep a track of your tax payment.

If you are working in United States you have a federal tax reporting obligation, for this purpose ITIN Number exists. Even if you are a member of a Limited Liability Company, it is highly recommended that you8 should apply to obtain an ITIN number.

If Your case is different from the above mentioned scenarios, for instance you are dependent on a citizen of a United States (Father of, Husband / Wife of a United State’s citizen), or dependent on a non documented US citizen, even then you need to have an ITIN number.

What Do You Have To Do To Get The ITIN Number?

Getting an ITIN number is not difficult. You will need to follow a simple procedure and you will be good to go on your own merry way.

Step 1: Get the Form

You will be required to download one form and get it printed for each person in your family who is applying to obtain an ITIN Number.

Step 2: Fill the Form

Take out time to carefully fill out the form. In case you are applying for your child, don’t miss out to mark the clause d in answer of the question ‘Reason for Applying’.

If you a resident or nonresident US citizen and applying for the ITIN Number of your dependent spouse then mark the clause ‘e’. Don’t forget to provide you Social security number (if you have one)

Step 3: Submit The Copy Of Your Identification Documents:

You will be required to submit a copy of your pas port or ID card, or your child or spouse’s ID card’s copies along with the form. Don’t forget to get the copies notarized before mailing the documents.

Step 4: Mail it

Mail all the documents to IRS on their official address.

Getting your ITIN Number is as simple as that. It usually takes about5-6 weeks for the procedure at IRS.

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