Why do ITIN Numbers Expire?


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ITINs are the alternate option of Social Security numbers for those taxpayers who are not eligible for a Social Security number. ITINs can be obtained by both U.S residents and non-residents regardless of their immigration status especially if you are not eligible for an SSN.

Taxpayers with an expiring Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) are asked by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to submit renewal applications. Failing to do so results in refund and processing delays during this year.

Only a quarter of assigned ITINs have been used to file tax returns since 1996. Concerns about ITIN misuse initiated changes, including a law that now allows ITINs to expire. Nearly 2 million ITINs are set to expire at the end of 2019.

ITINs that have not been used on a federal tax return at least once in the last three years are not valid for use on a tax return unless renewed by the taxpayer. Expirations also occur on a rotating cycle: ITINs with middle digits 83, 84, 85, 86 or 87 (like 9NN-83-NNNN) that have not already been renewed will also expire at the end of the year. ITINs with middle digits of 70 through 82 have already expired; if your ITIN has expired, you can still renew at any time.

We have provided ITIN registration and renewal services for over 18 years, and we are a registered ITIN service provider recognized by the IRS.

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