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What Is An ITIN?

An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) is a nine-digit tax processing signifier for individuals that are ineligible for a Social Security card. ITINs are issued by the IRS, regardless of immigration status, in order to satisfy Internal Revenue Code filing and reporting requirements for nonresident and resident aliens. Only select nonresident and resident aliens, their spouses, and dependents can apply for an ITIN.

Why You Need to Apply for ITIN

So, why should individuals who don’t have an SSN submit an ITIN application online, or at all? Only non-citizens need to apply for ITIN numbers and the most common reasons for applying include:

Filing tax return paperwork

Both citizens and non-citizens are legally obligated to pay federal taxes for income earned in the U.S. Compliance with submitting a federal tax return is especially important for anyone looking to become a citizen or change their immigration status.

Joint tax returns

If you are married to a U.S. citizen and plan to file a joint tax return, an ITIN number will work as the tax processing number and will be required to complete the IRS form paperwork.

Receiving an inheritance

If you have a U.S. relative that leaves their inheritance or U.S. pension distribution to you, you’ll need to report the transaction to the IRS—as a non-citizen beneficiary without an SSN, you’ll need an ITIN letter to do so.

Buying or selling property

Foreign buyers and sellers of U.S. real estate must have identifying numbers and identification documents to qualify for reduced withholding or pay property taxes.

Claiming gambling winnings

$600+ at a horse track (if the winnings are 300x your bet)
$1200+ in a single jackpot at a slot machine or bingo game
$1500+ in a single Keno win
$5000+ in poker tournament winnings

Filing tax return paperwork

Both citizens and non-citizens are legally obligated to pay federal taxes for income earned in the U.S. Compliance with submitting a federal tax return is especially important for anyone looking to become a citizen or change their immigration status.

Joint tax returns

If you are married to a U.S. citizen and plan to file a joint tax return, an ITIN number will work as the tax processing number and will be required to complete the IRS form paperwork.

Receiving an inheritance

If you have a U.S. relative that leaves their inheritance or U.S. pension distribution to you, you’ll need to report the transaction to the IRS—as a non-citizen beneficiary without an SSN, you’ll need an ITIN letter to do so.

Buying or selling property

Foreign buyers and sellers of U.S. real estate must have identifying numbers and identification documents to qualify for reduced withholding or pay property taxes.

Claiming gambling winnings

$600+ at a horse track (if the winnings are 300x your bet)
$1200+ in a single jackpot at a slot machine or bingo game
$1500+ in a single Keno win
$5000+ in poker tournament winnings

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the ITIN?

Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) is a personal identifier in the US tax system. IRS issues ITINs to help individuals comply with the U.S. tax laws. ITINs expire and must be renewed if unused for 3 years.

How long will it take to get my ITIN?

Most ITINs are received within 8 weeks of successful application. Your ITIN will arrive by US Mail.

Why should I apply for my ITIN through GOV+?

GOV+’s proven online application process is easy and takes less than 1 minute. After you submit your form, GOV+ customer service experts review your documentation to ensure that everything is in order and that your application will proceed smoothly.

What if I make a mistake in the application?

Don’t worry if you make a mistake. Simply contact customer service and we’ll make sure everything is correct, at NO additional cost.

Why GOV+

Whether you’re a first time ITIN applicant or you’re already an ITIN holder looking for a renewal, GOV+ provides the fastest, easiest, and most secure path to completion and, therefore, compliance. Skip the hassle – fill out a single document and we’ll handle the rest.

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Get fast, accurate answers to all of your questions at every step. With average 30 second hold times and efficient conversations, you’ll be on your way in no time.

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Filing tax return paperwork

Both citizens and non-citizens are legally obligated to pay federal taxes for income earned in the U.S. Compliance with submitting a federal tax return is especially important for anyone looking to become a citizen or change their immigration status.

Joint tax returns

If you are married to a U.S. citizen and plan to file a joint tax return, an ITIN number will work as the tax processing number and will be required to complete the IRS form paperwork.

Receiving an inheritance

If you have a U.S. relative that leaves their inheritance or U.S. pension distribution to you, you’ll need to report the transaction to the IRS—as a non-citizen beneficiary without an SSN, you’ll need an ITIN letter to do so.

Buying or selling property

Foreign buyers and sellers of U.S. real estate must have identifying numbers and identification documents to qualify for reduced withholding or pay property taxes.

Claiming gambling winnings

$600+ at a horse track (if the winnings are 300x your bet)
$1200+ in a single jackpot at a slot machine or bingo game
$1500+ in a single Keno win
$5000+ in poker tournament winnings

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