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Who should renew an ITIN?

If you need to file a tax return in 2020 and your ITIN has expired or will expire before you file in 2020, IRS recommends you submit your renewal application now to prevent potential delays in the processing of your return.  If you use an expired ITIN on a U.S. tax return, it will be processed and treated as timely filed, but without any exemptions and/or credits claimed and no refund will be paid at that time. You will receive a notice explaining the delay in any refund and that the ITIN has expired.

  • If you need to file a tax return in 2020, IRS recommends you submit a Form W-7, Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, now to renew your ITIN.
  •  All ITINs not used on a federal tax return at least once in the last three years will expire on December 31, 2019. Additionally, all ITINs issued before 2013 with middle digits of 83, 84, 85, 86, or 87 (Example: (9XX-83-XXXX) will also expire at the end of the year.
  • As a reminder, ITINs with middle digits 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81 or 82 that expired in 2016, 2017, or 2018 can also be renewed, if they have not renewed already.
  • Along with your Form W-7, you will need to:
    • Attach your original identification documents or certified copies by the issuing agency and any other required attachments.

We are a Certified Acceptance Agent (CAAs) authorized by the IRS to help taxpayers apply for a new or renewal ITIN!