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ITIN stands for "Individual Taxpayer Identification Number". This is a tax id assigned by the US IRS to foreigners who need to file reports, request refunds, or otherwise interact with the IRS while not being eligible for an SSN.

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Does ITIN require you to file taxes?

For someone who is not a US resident, citizen or tax resident If he has ITIN, is he required to file US taxes?
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ITIN Application- IRS requested to submit original passport

We have submitted my spouse passport on June 16 for ITIN application and received ITIN number on August 23 but still did not receive original passport back. We try to contact IRS multiple times but no ...
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Filing tax return and estimated payment without ITIN

I married to an international person in 2022 who doesn't have SSN or ITIN. My spouse will be coming to the US in late April and I am preparing our taxes with married filing jointly. Since it will be ...
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How can I get ITIN If I dont live in US?

I need ITIN for opening Paypal and other accounts. I am not US resident but I do have a registered US company. Is there an easy way to get ITIN? What are the specific requirements and how can I start ...
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Contribute to Roth IRA for year 2021 without ITIN or SSN. (ITIN applied)

Context: I came to the USA via F2 (student visa) in September 2021 after getting married. My husband’s status is resident alien and he has an SSN. Additionally, he was on an F1 visa for the entire ...
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Is it possible to invest on stocks/cryptos with having no Social Security Number in US?

I am on F-2(student dependent) visa in the US. I want to know if it is possible to have a brokerage account and invest online on stocks or cryptos? I do not have SSN nor ITIN and some brokerage like ...
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Getting an ITIN or SSN | USA

I am asking this on behalf of a friend. This question is relevant for USA. ==== Her question is following ==== I recently came to the USA and am on F2 visa (student category). I am not working ...
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Change last name on ITIN

How can I change my spouse's last name after marriage on ITIN? My spouse has an updated passport with a new last name. Is IRS going to send my spouse a new ITIN card? I was looking at this but couldn'...
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Can we apply for Individual Tax Payer Identification(ITIN) for the first time in the out of tax season?

I am new to the US and just arrived here on May 31, but what I need is having ITIN to get credit card, etc. But someone told me you must at least wait until the next year's tax season that will start ...
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Can we add a person with no SSN/ITIN to our credit card?

If there is someone with F-1 student visa in the US and has a SSN and a credit card, can he/she add his/her spouse who has no SSN/ITIN to his/her credit card?
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IRS - ITIN application

I have filed my 2020 tax return jointly with my wife, along with my wife's ITIN application, back in late Feb 2020. In March, I got a letter for IRS ITIN department saying that we should send my wife'...
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Is it possible to apply for ITIN when an original passport document or a certified copy of it can't be filed as supporting document?

My wife need to apply for ITIN so we can file our joint tax return for the first time. She is not a US resident yet, so she can't apply for SSN. According to W-7 instructions, we need to file the W-7 ...
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2019 tax return wasn't filed after my wife received an ITIN

My wife and I filed our taxes in March 2020. We sent the specified forms to the Austin Texas ITIN office. After a bit of back-and-forth over required documents (original not notarized passport), she ...
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As non resident alien receiving grants from Google would I be elligible to receive stimulus checks if I register an itin?

Because of my studies and my past work, I’m earning grants from Google for amounts less than $4000 per year (earned as a not‑employed individual). Funds are wired in usd from their a/p account at ...
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Free E-file US taxes if spouse is non-resident alien

I have a special situation in that I am a US citizen but my spouse is a non-resident alien, and I myself also live overseas. So far I have only found that HR Block Taxes for Expats lets me e-file ...
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How to renew ITIN? How often it gets expired?

Last year my spouse applied for ITIN and it was received around September. This year, when I filed my taxes (jointly) via HR block software, I got an automated email from HR block saying that you or ...
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Is CA FTB not in breach of IRS rules by demanding ITIN?

The IRS declares in many documents that: "ITINs are IRS assigned numbers issued only for federal tax administration purposes" and "ITINS do NOT Serve as identification outside the ...
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H4 Visa Spouse Tax Filing

I’m Resident alien on H1B visa, got married in Jan 2019. My wife visited USA in 2019, she stayed for 133 days in USA for 2019 year and in November 2019 she returned back to home country. In 2020 year ...
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Is it okay to write "non-resident" for non-resident alien spouse's SSN?

I live outside the US with my non-resident alien spouse. I want to file as married filing separately. However, in online tax preparation software, it always forces me to enter an ITIN or SSN for my ...
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Can I legally file zero tax return as non-resident to get ITIN?

I want to obtain an ITIN number to get a credit card / open bank account in the US. I know, IRS does not issue this number unless for tax reporting purposes. I visit the US from time to time on a ...
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How can I get the information why IRS doesn't want to give me an ITIN?

TL;DR: What are the venues we could take to understand why my friend’s ITIN application has been rejected and how do I finally get ITIN? Some Backstory: I am helping a friend from a non-visa-free ...
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I’m a low income non resident alien which don’t fill United States Tax returns. Can I claim to get an ITIN under French tax treaty?

Let’s be clear. I’m not concerned by any disposition for the tax treaty nor I can file a tax return and the real purpose is to open a bank account. But I far I understand, if I claim a benefit of the ...
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Apply for ITIN before filing taxes

I'm a resident alien in the US. I got married with another resident alien in California in 2018. She is not eligible for a social security number, so she needs to apply for an ITIN so that I can add ...
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Applying an ITIN (W7 form) for my F2 spouse to claim an exemption

I am on F1 visa, Non-resident alien, F2 visa spouse claimed for expemtion on basis of Indo-US tax treaty. Which option should I choose on W7 for the section "Reason You’re Submitting Form W-7" a) ...
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How do I fill out a W-2 when applying for an ITIN?

When applying for an ITIN I’m sending a passport w-7 form and a 1040 form but in the 1040 form in the income section 7 they tell me to attach a w-2 form but I’m not a us citizen so I don’t have either ...
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Amended Tax return with ITI

I did my taxes on January as single, because my wife had no ITIN. Then about 5 weeks ago, I did a amended tax return with H & R block as married with the ITIN application for my wife. It been five ...
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ITIN passport documents

I need to apply for an ITIN from the IRS. I have a passport. Do I need to send the passport itself or can I make a copy and send the copy?
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Applying for ITIN with tax return

I understand that I need to send my tax return forms with the W-7 to the IRS if my spouse does not have an ITIN. My question might be stupid, but after I do this my taxes are considered filed right? ...
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How can a non US citizen to get an ITIN and a foreign tax identifier

I am a non US citizen and it's bean a while that I have subscribed to compeete on an artificial inteligence competition, however when I was reading the wiki I found that to claim the price a non Us ...
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W-7 form for F-2 visa?

I am here on an F-1 visa, my wife is here on an F-2 (both non-resident). My wife doesn't have income, but I do. I think my wife did not have to file tax return but she did and we filed separately. ...
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Paying the IRS money owed in Tax returns without an ITIN

I am a non-resident alien I am filling the 1040NR-EZ Since it is my first US tax return, I do not have an ITIN. Hence, I am joining a W-7 to create an ITIN at the same time My tax return says that I ...
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How is a Condominium / Apartment Building fiscally identified?

A condominium is a fiscal entity which in many cases must pay taxes just like an individual or a company, for instance a condominium might rent part of its spaces and hence produce an income or it may ...
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What government office can help me recover documents lost by the IRS?

In April 2016 I sent originals of several documents (including my newborn's vaccination card) to the IRS when applying for an ITIN. The IRS claims to have sent them back to me, but they have not ...
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Can my spouse apply for an ITIN, even though he is a non-resident alien who does not pay US taxes?

My spouse does not live, work or earn money in the USA, so he doesn't pay US taxes. (I file as "married, filing separately.") But I want him to be able to apply for US credit cards. He can't get an ...
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Are there disadvantages or caveats to be aware of when applying for an ITIN for a non-resident/non-citizen spouse?

As an American residing outside the US with a spouse who is not a US citizen I have always chosen Married Filing Separately for my filing status. The intent was to shield any income and assets she has ...
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State Tax return without SSN or ITIN

As per ITIN request form W-7, we have to attach our federal return with it, which cannot be filled until we receive Form 1042-S (which I received late in March). This implies that it is not possible ...
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Can I get 'True Copy' of my Passport from IRS offices through my friend who is visiting US?

I am an Indian citizen, living in India. I have some contest winnings from the U.S., and as a result, I have to file a U.S. tax return. For this, I have to get an ITIN. Getting a 'True Copy'/'...
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Can I apply for an ITIN without filing a tax return?

I'm a nonresident alien (Canadian working online earning money from a US company). Currently, they're paying via mailed cheque, but I'd rather be on their payroll. However, in order to do that, I need ...
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ITIN exception 1c- passive income bank letter

In order to apply for an ITIN using exception 1c, I require a letter from the bank as follows: 1(c) A signed letter from the bank on its official letterhead, displaying your name and stating that you ...
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Do I need ITIN as Japanese citizen to get my deposited money back?

I am Japanese girl. I was a student in US and have deposited some money in bank account. I am back to Japan now. I am filing the W-8BEN. Do I need to submit the following to get my full money back ? ...
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Can I claim my wife as dependent once she gets her SSN, for a previous years return?

Here are some facts pertaining to my situation: I'm an international student on F-1 visa, and my wife joined me in US on a F-2 visa I tried to get a ITIN for her before filing my federal tax return ...
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US Tax: Can I modify my state tax return after submitting?

This is the situation I find myself in: I'm a student on F-1 visa, and my wife has been staying with me on a F-2 visa since the last year I wanted to file a married tax return, so as to get the tax ...
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Can I claim a full tax deduction in India of the entire amount withheld from my U.S.-source income?

I am an Indian citizen resident in India. Say I earn $1000 from a US source. They withhold 30% since I haven't provided an ITIN in my W8ben. So I get $700 in hand. I understand that I have to report $...
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What to do about not having an ITIN for spouse if IRS isn't being responsive?

I live and work in the US on H1B visa with recent spouse on H4. I filed my 2012 state and federal return along with spouse's w7 forms and document copies as per filing instructions but never got ...
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Tax ID for an international student investing in U.S stocks

I am an international student studying at Villanova University in Philadelphia, PA. I am very interested in trying my luck at the U.S stock market. However, I do not work on campus and so do not have ...
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What is the class of mail the IRS uses to return the original documents submitted for an ITIN application?

Did anyone get their passport back from IRS for their ITIN W7 application along with their I-1040? If yes, I'd like to know the mail class they used to return the document. The IRS site says the ...
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How do I get my passport back from the IRS? [duplicate]

The IRS has had my passport for 120 days, and I haven't gotten it back. When I call them, they ask me to wait. I have to go somewhere soon and my visa status needs to be changed too. What should I do? ...
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ITIN received but original passport not received after 100 days. What to do? [duplicate]

Me and my daughter are dependents who got our ITIN in April, but did not get our passports back after 100 days. We called the call center and got different answers at all times and twice they said it ...
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ITIN application rejected, and IRS lost one of our passports. How to get back the lost passport?

I have filed my 2012 tax return jointly with my wife, along with my wife's ITIN application, back in late March. In April, I got a letter for IRS ITIN department saying that we should send my wife's ...
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Do I need an ITIN to submit form W8BEN when required by the payer?

I'm an Indian citizen residing in India. I made some money doing online tutoring in a site called Student of Fortune. But if I have to withdraw the funds, I need to submit a W8BEN form. The form asks ...
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