What is an ITIN and how can I get one?
June 8, 2015
An ITIN is an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number issued by the Internal Revenue Service to people who do not have a Social Security Number. To obtain an ITIN, you need to fill out IRS Form W-7 and attach a valid federal income tax return. These forms can be accessed online at www.irs.gov or by calling 1-800-829-3676. You also must provide forms that prove identity and foreign status to the IRS. The IRS Web site suggests that if you need assistance in obtaining this number, visit an IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC). The Chicago Center is located at 230 South Dearborn Street and is open Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm.
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