ITIN Renewal: Expiring ITINs Renew Now
US taxpayers who have an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) should check to see if their numbers will be expiring at the end of the year and if an ITIN renewal is required.
If an ITIN has not been used on a US tax return at least once in the last three consecutive tax years or an ITIN has the middle digits 70, 71, 72 and 80 in it will expire on 31 December 2017. Additionally, if the middle digits of an ITIN are 78 or 79 and the ITIN has previously expired, it will need to be renewed if there is a US filing requirement.
To renew an expiring ITIN, a completed Form W-7 and all required supporting documents must be submitted to the IRS. This is the Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number. The IRS will offer a family option for ITIN renewal only. Any individual having ITIN middle digits of 70, 71, 72 78, 79 or 80 can choose to renew the ITINs of all their family members at the same time rather than doing them separately. Family members include the tax filer, spouse and any dependents claimed on their tax return.
For assistance, please contact Patricia Lydon who can help.