Get your Individual Taxpayer Indentification Number in the United States.
In the United States, as in any other country, there is rigorous control for compliance with state and federal tax obligations. For this reason, if a person doesn't have social security (SSN) because they are not a US resident, they must request their personal tax identification number, also known as ITIN.
This meaning that the ITIN or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, is a tax processing number issued by the IRS.
The purpose of the ITIN is that people who don't have an SSN or don't meet the requirements to obtain it, can comply with the tax laws of the United States.
Additionally, it serves to provide a way to efficiently process and account for the tax returns and payments of these individuals.
The ITIN is also required when starting accounts in online platforms such like Stripe, the most famous online payments processing gateway, and in marketplaces, like Amazon, the ITIN will be also required for fiscal control.
Prodezk is your ally in the United States. Count on us to request your ITIN from the IRS, we will just require the following:
The process can take from 4 to 6 months. We recommend to present documents with date of expiration longer than 6 months.
No, the ITIN is specifically for people who do not have an SSN, and do not meet the requirements to obtain it.
No, your ITIN has no other purpose than to file federal taxes. Meaning that the ITIN does not:
The process to obtain your ITIN can take from 4 to 6 months as it is done directly at the IRS.
According to the IRS, if an ITIN is not used on a federal tax return, at least once in the last three years, it would expire on the last day of the year.