Taxpayers Are Encouraged to Renew Expired ITINs

Taxpayers Are Encouraged to Renew Expired ITINs: The IRS is urging taxpayers with expired Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) to renew them as soon as possible. During tax season, the ITIN renewal application process can take up to 11 weeks. ITINs are issued by the IRS to individuals with a tax filing or payment requirement who arenÆt eligible for a Social Security Number (SSN). ITINs not used on a tax return at least once in the last three years are set to expire. Those with middle digits of 70, 71, 72 or 80 expired on 12/31/17, and those with middle digits of 78 or 79 expired on 12/31/16. Expired ITINs must be renewed if the taxpayer will have a filing requirement in 2018. Taxpayers who are now eligible for a SSN or have already obtained one, do not need to renew their ITINs, but should notify the IRS of their SSN and previous ITIN so their accounts can be merged. An ITIN can be renewed by filing Form W-7 with all required documentation. News Release IR 2018-18.
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