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How to Renew Your ITIN

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Taxpayers need to act quickly to renew their Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). An ITIN is a tax ID number used by those who aren’t able to obtain a Social Security number. Individuals can get their ITIN renewed quickly in order to avoid any processing issues by submitting their application as soon as possible.

ITINs with the middle digits 88 expired at the end of 2020 including any ITIN that was not used on a tax return within the past three years. ITINS assigned in 2013 with the middle digits 90, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98 or 99 that have yet to be renewed will also expire at the end of the 2021 year.

Renewing your ITIN

Taxpayers can submit Form W-7 along with all required forms of ID and residency documents to the IRS. If you’re submitting a Form W-7 to renew your ITIN, you’re not required to attach a federal tax return. For spouses and dependents, they will only need to renew their ITIN if they are filing an individual tax return or if they qualify for an allowable tax benefit.

Families have the ability to renew their ITINS together

If you have other family members that need to renew their ITIN too, the IRS will accept W-7 forms from everyone in the family if a minimum of one family member listed on a tax return has an ITIN that is expiring.

Alternative ways to submit an ITIN Application Form

Some taxpayers may be eligible to use an IRS authorized Certifying Acceptance Agent to make an appointment at a designated IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center. This allows you to hand-deliver your documents to the IRS.

Optima Tax Relief provides assistance to individuals struggling with unmanageable IRS tax burdens. To assess your tax situation and determine if you qualify for tax relief, contact us for a free consultation.

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