ITIN MUST BE RENEW middle digit of 88, 90, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98 or 99 and was used on a tax return for tax years 2017, 2018 or 2019 will not expire in 2020
ITIN Expiration by tax year 2020
Q1: Which ITINs are subject to expire at the end of 2020?
A1: ITINs that have not been used on a tax return for tax years 2017, 2018 or 2019 will expire December 31, 2020. Additionally, ITINs with middle digits 88 (For example: 9NN-88-NNNN) will expire December 31, 2020. Those with middle digits 90, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98 or 99, that were assigned before 2013 and have not already been renewed, will also expire at the end of this year.
Q1a: Where can I find my ITIN assignment date?
A1a: The ITIN assignment date can be found on the CP565 ITIN Assignment notice.
Q2: Which ITINs will NOT expire?
A2: Any ITIN that does not have a middle digit of 88, 90, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98 or 99 and was used on a tax return for tax years 2017, 2018 or 2019 will not expire in 2020.
Q3: What should I do if I’m notified that my ITIN will expire?
A3: If you receive notice that you, your spouse, or your dependent’s ITIN is scheduled to expire and you will be filing a tax return or claim for refund in 2021, you should begin the renewal process as soon as possible. If you receive the CP-48 Notice after you have submitted your Form to renew your ITIN, you may disregard the notice. No additional action is required. You should not renew an ITIN if the ITIN holder now has or is qualified to get a social security number (SSN).
Q4: When can I renew my ITIN?
A4: Taxpayers whose ITINs are scheduled to expire may renew their ITIN immediately. You don’t have to wait for IRS to send a notice of expiration, if your middle digits have been identified for expiration by IRS. You should allow 7 weeks from the mailing date of the ITIN form, for the IRS to notify you of your ITIN application status (9 to 11 weeks if you submit the application during peak processing periods (January 15 through April 30) or if you’re filing from overseas).
Q5: How do I renew an expiring ITIN?
A5: To renew an expiring ITIN, you must submit a completed ITIN form Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, along with your valid supporting original or certified copies by the issuing agency, identification documents and any other required attachments. Applicants must also select the appropriate reason for needing the ITIN.
No tax return is required in some cases for a renewal application. Spouses and dependents cannot renew in advance. They may renew their ITIN only when filing an individual tax return, or someone else files an individual income tax return claiming them for an allowable tax benefit (such as a dependent parent who qualifies the primary taxpayer to claim head of household filing status).
Q6: Can I submit copies of my identification documents with my ITIN form?
A6: No, only original identification documents or certified copies of the documents from the issuing agency will be accepted.
Q7: Do I need to renew my ITIN if I won’t be filing a tax return or claim for refund?
A7: No, however, in the future if you file a U.S. tax return or claim for refund, the ITIN (including for a dependent) will need to be renewed at that time.
Q8: I only use my ITIN on information returns, like Forms 1099. If my ITIN is expiring, do I need to renew it?
A8: No, if your ITIN is only used on information returns and you will not be filing a tax return or claim for refund you do not need to renew your ITIN.
Q9: If I have an ITIN with middle digits of 88, 90, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98 or 99 , can I renew my family member’s ITIN, even if it is not expiring?
A9: Yes, the IRS will accept a Form W-7 renewal application for each member of a family if at least one of the family members listed on a tax return has middle digits of 88, 90, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98 or 99 . All family members who were issued an ITIN may submit a form at the same time.
Q10: Can I renew my ITIN even though my ITIN is not expiring, and no one in my family has an ITIN that is expiring?
A10: Because your ITIN is not expiring and there are no tax implications at this time, we ask that you wait and renew your ITIN when it is scheduled to expire. Only ITINs that are scheduled to expire at the end of 2020 and need to be included on a U.S. tax return in 2021 should be renewed now.
Q11: I have a Social Security Number (SSN) and no longer need my ITIN that will be expiring. Do I need to renew my ITIN?
A11: No, you should not renew your ITIN if you have or are eligible for an SSN. Please