Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)
An ITIN is used for IRS purposes only and does NOT:
- impact an individual’s immigration status;
- give an individual the right to work in the U.S.;
- entitle an individual to Social Security benefits or the Earned Income Tax Credit.
ITIN Application form
Application for an ITIN is made on IRS Form W-7, Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number. The form is also available in Spanish, Form W-7SP, Solicitud de Numero de Identificacion Personal del Contribuyente del Servicio de Impuestos Internos. Form W-7 may be obtained from:
- Certain U.S. consular offices,
- Telephone IRS at 1-800-TAX-FORM (continental U.S. only),
- IRS internet site at http://www.irs.ustreas.gov/
PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT FORM W-7 DIRECTLY TO THE IRS. THE UNM TAXATION DEPARTMENT WILL NOT REVIEW, APPROVE, NOR SUBMIT FORM W-7 TO THE IRS.
The latest edition of IRS Publication 1915 Understanding Your Individual Taxpayer Identification Number lists the following assistance information:
- In the United States call 1-800-829-1040 (toll free);
- ITIN office directly in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 215-516-2000 (not toll free);
- The current address and telephone numbers of major IRS offices abroad
Also see the IRS Publication 519 U.S. Tax Guide for Aliens.