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IRS Acceptance Agents No Longer Will be Situated Outside USA Borders

According to Sharon Bradley, Manager of the IRS' ITIN Policy Section in the Atlanta, GA  Service Center, Section 203 of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH Act), Pub. L. 114-113, div. Q, enacted on December 18, 2015, modified Section

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New requirement for dependents whose passports don’t have a date of entry into the U.S.

The IRS changed its policy on acceptable documentation for issuing dependent Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN). The agency no longer accepts passports that do not have a date of entry into the U.S. as a stand-alone identification document for dependents

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Immediately Effective Changes to IRS ITIN Acceptance Agent Program

According to Brenda L. Hales, Senior Tax Analyst, Internal Revenue Service, ITIN Policy Section-M/S 97-WI of 401 W Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308 the ITIN Acceptance Agent Program includes the following changes made in 2016 and are immediately effective: Certification Process Changes For dependents, Certifying

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New Requirements for ITIN Applicants

New requirements implemented for dependents whose passports lack a date of entry stamp into the U.S. Beginning Oct. 1, 2016, the IRS will no longer accept passports that do not have a date of entry into the U.S. as a

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Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015 – A Summary

Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH) summarized by my friend Shirley Callahan EA. Some highlights include: Everyone will appreciate the permanency of the enhanced Educator Expenses, the Sales Tax deduction, and the R&D Credit. Section 179 is made

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General ITIN References & Contact Information Including IRS Pub 1915 & IRS Rev Proc 2006-10

Aside from this tax blog the following are the most useful resources for researching Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) application processing. IRS Publication 1915 General ITIN Information page Update to the Instructions for Form W-7 and ITIN Processing Time IRS

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Posted in International Tax, ITIN

Do You Need an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)?

If you do not have a Social Security Number (SSN) and are not eligible to obtain a SSN, but you are required to provide a tax identification number (TIN) to file a U.S. Federal income tax return, be claimed as

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Yes! Undocumented Aliens Can Qualify for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) from the IRS

I personally believe that it is in EVERYONE'S best interest for all people materially present in the USA to be here LEGALLY. I also believe that the US Federal government has an obligation to do a much better job of

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An ITIN is NOT a Valid Substitute for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) to Work in the USA

Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) do not authorize you or anybody for that matter to work in the United States. Simply put they are not valid for employment purposes. However, if you are required to file a U. S. Federal

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Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act and Your TIN – IRC 897, 1445; TD 9082; IRS Form 8882, W-7

As part of an IRS Examination under the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA) you absolutely must have a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) to mitigate 26 U.S. Code § 1445 - Withholding of tax on dispositions of United States

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Posted in 1031 Exchange, Asset valuation, FIRPTA, Foreign Income, Foreign Investment, Immigrant, ITIN
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