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FAQ > What is FORM W-7?

The form was designed to provide the IRS with all the information necessary to verify the identity of the noncitizen taxpayer and to have current contact information on file with the IRS. Many ITIN applicants wonder where to send W-7 form information when it is completed. The answer to that question and many more can be found on page W-7 form instructions here on the site.

Understand the W-7 tax form

The important thing to understand about the W-7 form is that it is designed to collect the same type of information that the IRS needs from no individual with U.S. tax obligations. It simply provides an alternative framework for those who do not qualify for Social Security to accurately and easily file tax returns and make tax payments.

The procedure provided by ITIN W-7 application is designed to provide you with a simplified way to gather all the information you need with an easy online resource. Start by reading through the ITIN application page, and then from there it's as easy as putting together the materials you need to send by mail after completing the easily accessible online paperwork.

Send your information to the IRS

It is important to remember that the ITIN application cannot be completed through the online application alone. After filling out Form W-7 on site, you will need to print the PDF version of the completed form and attach it to your identity documents and return forms before sending the completed package to the IRS. This is due to regulations requiring original copies and/or certified copies of certain documents to be submitted.

When you are ready to begin the process of applying for renewal of your ITIN or an existing number, all you have to do to get started is fill out the online application. After that, it's as simple as going ahead with the presentation of your documents. Start today to get your ITIN.

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