August 1, 2018

ITINS Set to Expire Even if Used in Last 3 Years

The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that a number of Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) will expire by December 31, 2018. The affected ITINs include the middle digits 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 81, or 82.  In addition, ITINs not used at least once on a federal tax return in the past three years will also expire.

Even though these expired ITINs can still be used on federal tax returns for tax year 2018, certain tax credits will be disallowed. The distribution of refunds will also be delayed.

We recommend affected taxpayers and any affected family members renew their ITINs as soon as possible. Taxpayers with expiring or previously expired ITINs can renew the ITINs for their entire family at the same time, even if only one ITIN is expired or expiring. To renew an ITIN, taxpayers must complete and submit Form W-7, Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number.

For additional information on ITINs and detailed instructions on how to renew them, please visit the IRS website.

Please also feel free to contact us if you need any assistance related to this matter.

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