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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:

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.

Additional assistance

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


    AND

    Also see the IRS Publication 519 U.S. Tax Guide for Aliens.