Documents for Taxpayer to Submit with W-7 to Obtain ITIN

What documents must a taxpayer submit with the W-7 to obtain an ITIN?

Answer

The only document that is sufficient by itself is a passport because it is accepted for both identity and foreign status.
If the person does not have a passport, then that person must supply at least two of the following documents. Some of them provide proof only of identity; others prove both foreign status and identity:

  • Photo ID card from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (foreign status and identity)
  • Visa issued by the State Department (foreign status and identity)
  • U.S.  foreign driver’s license (identity only)
  • U.S. military ID card (identity only)
  • Foreign military ID card (foreign status and identity)
  • National ID card from a foreign country (foreign status and identity)
  • Non-driver ID card issued by a U.S. state (foreign status and identity)
  • Foreign voter registration card (foreign status and identity)
  • Foreign birth certificate (identity; if the certificate is from a foreign country, then foreign status and identity)
  • Medical records for children under 6 (identity; if the certificate is from a foreign country, then foreign status and identity)
  • School records for children under 14 or under 18 if still a student (identity; if the certificate is from a foreign country, then foreign status and identity). Feel free to reach us for any Tax consulting service. Our Tax Experts are happy to help you.

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2018-02-22T16:49:38+00:00February 22, 2018|0 Comments