2 million Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) are going to expire at the end of 2019. It is essential that taxpayers submit their ITIN renewal application early to avoid refund delays next year. The IRS will begin sending the CP-48 Notice in early summer to affected taxpayers.
ITIN’s are used by people who have tax filing or payment obligations under U.S. law. They are also not eligible for a Social Security number. Taxpayers needing to renew their ITIN by December 31, 2019 are ones that have:
- Not filed a federal tax return in the last 3 years you must renew your ITIN before the end of the year.
- Your ITIN middle digits contain 83 through 87 you also need to renew your ITIN by the end of the year.
- You expect to file a tax return in 2020 you also must submit a renewal application.
How to renew your ITIN
To renew an ITIN complete a FORM W-7 APPLICATION PACKAGE and submit all required documentation. There are three ways to submit the Form W-7 application package. Taxpayers needing to renew may do one of the following:
- Mail the Form W-7
- Work with Certified Acceptance Agents (CAAs) authorized by the IRS to help taxpayers apply for an ITIN.
- In advance, call and make an appointment at a designated IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center to have each applicant’s identity authenticated in person instead of mailing original identification documents to the IRS.