FAQ > Can I apply for an ITIN dependent line?
Claiming a child who is not a U.S. citizen as a dependent on his or her federal income tax return who is not or is not entitled to receive a social security number requires a Personal Taxpayer Identification Number, more commonly known as an ITIN. You can fill out the W-7 application for an ITIN number online and download a printable PDF file with the completed form, but the IRS requires application and support for identification documents sent by mail or delivered in person along with your federal income tax return. This ensures that ITINs are used for tax purposes only, as they are not intended to be used for identification or employment purposes.
In ITIN W-7 Application, the document preparation process is simplified. Our online service guides you through each step with easy-to-follow instructions and includes a convenient checklist that contains the necessary documents for ITIN to ensure nothing is overlooked. The IRS requires a combination of two or more documents on the list to prove the dependent's alien identity and status. Since it can take the IRS up to seven weeks to issue the nine-digit number after you apply for an ITIN and you could incur a penalty for not filing your tax return by the deadline, it is critical that nothing is out of place that could delay the process any longer.
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All you need to start the ITIN application process is your ITIN number and expiration date, your foreign identification number (if applicable), and some basic U.S. Visa personal information. Our system automatically enters everything in the correct field on form W-7, eliminating any confusion or guesswork. We also have an experienced customer service team standing by, ready to answer any questions you may have regarding your particular situation and application process.