If an ITIN has not been used on a tax return at least once in the last three years, it will expire on the year’s final day. Additionally, If an ITIN’s middle digits are 83, 84, 85, 86, or 87 (e.g. 9NN-83-NNNN), it will also expire at the end of the year.
An expired ITIN could delay your tax refund and make you ineligible for certain tax credits, such as the Child Tax Credit, the Other Dependent Credit, and the American Opportunity Tax Credit, until your ITIN is renewed.
How to Renew an ITIN?
There are four options to renew an ITIN;
- You can mail a completed Form W-7 to the IRS with required documentation which includes a valid passport, driver’s license (U.S. or foreign), birth certificate, state ID, foreign voter registration card, visa from the Department of State, US military card, foreign military card, or school records (for those under 18). These original documents must be sent with Form W-7 via certified mail. IRS will return your identification documents within 60 days. If you don’t want your tax return delayed, you must send your application as early as possible.
- You can also work with an IRS-authorized Certifying Acceptance Agent and apply for an ITIN in person. This enables you to not mail your original identification documents to the IRS.
- You can make an appointment at a designated IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center. That way you will prevent your original identification documents’ from missing on mailing. After the processing of your documents, IRS will issue your ITIN assignment notice through the mail.
- You can also work with E-Government LLC to renew your ITIN. We can enable you a smooth and easy process.
You must file a Form W-7 for each person, even for the family members.
How Long Does It Take to Renew ITIN?
Your ITIN will be renewed for up to 16-20 weeks in some cases. It depends on the IRS.
If you want to get an ITIN, but aren’t quite sure where to begin, it could be worth finding a CAA that could help you throughout the process. Many non-us residents have chosen to work with E-government LLC to simplify processes and accurate work.
E-government LLC is an IRS authorized Certified Acceptance Agent and Commercial Registered Agent in the State of Delaware.