The USCIS has sent out an email alerting stakeholders that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced changes to the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) program. These changes will require some individuals to renew their ITIN. If your ITIN is expiring soon the IRS will send you a letter stating that renewal is required. More information about the ITIN is available online by visiting the ITIN Expiration Frequently Asked Questions Web page on the IRS website.
The IRS is now accepting ITIN renewal applications and encouraging people to plan ahead so that their ITINs don’t expire. ITINs are used by people who have tax filing or payment obligations under U.S. law but who are not eligible for a Social Security Number.
For further details please review the IRS News Release, “IRS Works to Help Taxpayers Affected by ITIN Changes; Renewals Begin in October“.
Source of Information:
IRS.gov, 8/4/16 (10/12/16 Updated), News Release:
IRS Works to Help Taxpayers Affected by ITIN Changes; Renewals Begin in October
IRS.gov, 10/26/16, Web Page: