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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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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

Top 10 Answers to Frequently Asked ITIN Application Questions – IRS Form W-7

Generally speaking the most common answers to ITIN questions I have been getting recently regarding IRS Form W-7 are as follows: If you have a VISA that is valid for employment and you will be employed in the U.S., you should

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Exceptions to the requirement that a U.S. Federal Income Tax Return Accompany an ITIN Application – IRS Form W-7

The Perturbing New Treatment of Patents Under the Tax Cut & Jobs Act (TCJA)

You can indeed claim an exception to the requirement to submit an original U.S. Federal income tax return with IRS Form W-7 - ITIN Application, all you need is substantiated proof of your claim. So what are the exceptions allowing for the

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What is an ITIN? T.D. 8671, 1996-1 C.B.314

In 1996, the U.S. Treasury Department issued T.D. 8671, 1996-1 C.B.314 introducing the ITIN - Individual Taxpayer Identification Number - requiring people foreign to the USA to use a unique identification number on their United States federal income tax returns. These

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