How do I get an ITIN?

To get an ITIN, you need to file Form W-7 along with your federal tax return. As part of the application, you will have to provide proof of identity, using original copies of your documents (most often a passport and birth certificate). You can either mail these documents to the IRS, or apply in person through the IRS or through a "Certified Acceptance Agent," who can examine and validate the authenticity of your documents on behalf of the IRS. It is often beneficial to apply in person so that you do not need to mail in your original documents.

If you use GetYourRefund, your Tax Team may be able to help you complete both the W-7 and your tax return, and provide guidance through the identity verification process. Note that not all Tax Teams can help with applying and renewing an ITIN.

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