If you have an expiring Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), you will want to renew your number right away. Your number could be one of 2 million that will be expiring at the end of 2019. Renewing your ITIN number can help you to avoid tax refund delays next year. As we have previously discussed, an ITIN is used to file or pay taxes when you are not eligible for a Social Security number.
How To Know If Your ITIN Will Expire This Year
If you are unsure about the expiration date on your ITIN. We have included a list of some important information. An expiration date of December 31, 2019 will apply to the following criteria:
- ITINs that were not used on federal tax returns at least once in last 3 consecutive years. For example, not using your ITIN on your 2018, 2017, and 2016 taxes.
- Middle digits of 83 – 87 will need to be renewed whether or not it was used in the last three years, unless you have already recently renewed your ITIN.
- If your ITIN is expiring and you expect to have a filing requirement for 2020 (otherwise you will not need to take action).
- If you have received a CP48 Notice, you will be affected. This notice also provides ITIN renewal steps. If you have already renewed your ITIN and get a CP48 Notice, you will not need to do anything else. This is not the case if a different family member is affected.
- If you received a renewal letter from the IRS, you are able to renew your family’s ITIN’s at one time. This can be done even if a family member’s ITIN’s middle digits are not yet expiring. The eligible family members will include the tax filer, spouse, and any dependents.
Did My ITIN Already Expire?
If you have an ITIN with a the middle digits ranging from 70 to 82, then your ITIN has expired. You are still able to renew this number if you have not done so already.
So, How Do I Renew My ITIN?
To renew an ITIN, you must complete a Form W-7 and submit all required documentation. You will not need to attach your tax return. But, you will need to include information as to why you need an ITIN on your W-7.