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What is an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)?

An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) is a tax processing number issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The IRS issues ITINs to individuals who are required to have a U.S. taxpayer identification number but who do not have—and are not eligible to obtain—a Social Security Number (SSN). ITINs are issued regardless of immigration status because both residents and non-residents may have U.S. tax return filing and tax payment responsibilities under the Internal Revenue Code. Individuals must have a filing requirement and file a valid federal income tax return to receive an ITIN unless they meet an exception.

For more information about how to obtain an ITIN, visit the IRS website:

English: https://www.irs.gov/individuals/individual-taxpayer-identification-number

Spanish: https://www.irs.gov/es/individuals/individual-taxpayer-identification-number


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