WHAT IS AN “ITIN”
An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) is a tax processing number issued by the Internal Revenue Service. 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) from the Social Security Administration (SSA).
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ABOUT EXPIRING ITINS
All ITINs not used on a federal income tax return at least once for tax years 2016, 2017 or 2018, will expire on December 31, 2019.
Additionally, all ITINs with middle digits 83, 84, 85, 86 or 87 will expire at the end of this year (December 31, 2019). So if you or someone in your family has an ITIN with the middle digits 83, 84, 85, 86 or 87 and you expect to have a filing requirement in 2020, you can go ahead and submit your renewal application now.
As a reminder, last year, ITINs with the middle digits of 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 81 or 82 expired. Middle digits 70, 71, 72 & 80 expired in 2017. Those with 78 and 79 expired in 2016. Taxpayers with these ITIN numbers who expect to have a filing requirement in 2020 can renew at any time.
You can read more about expiring ITINs here:
- IRS Pub. 5257: You May Need to Renew Your Expiring ITIN (UP-TO-DATE. Version 6/2019)
- IRS Pub. 5259: Fact Sheet about Expiring ITINs (UP-TO-DATE. Version 6/2019)