Why do I need an ITIN?
Let’s say you’re working and earning money in the United States, but you don't qualify for a Social Security Number. An ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification number) will serve as your identification number for filing your tax returns. If you do not qualify for an SSN, you will need to apply for an ITIN.
Here's what else your ITIN does:
So, your ITIN tax ID not only helps you file a tax return, it ensures you get the refund you deserve as quickly as possible. Nonimmigrant visa holders wanting to adjust status to become an immigrant are encouraged to acquire an ITIN while waiting to apply for their green card.
How to get an ITIN number
To begin the ITIN application process, you will need:
How Long Does It Take to Get An ITIN?
After you apply for an ITIN and qualify for an ITIN number, you could receive a letter from the IRS assigning your tax identification number in as early as seven weeks. However, the speed in which it takes to get an ITIN number depends on the volume of inquiries the IRS receives. It can take nine to eleven weeks during busy times.
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