ITIN number application and renewal.
No Social Security Number? We can help you get an Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN), so you can file your taxes. Plus, at H&R Block, ITIN applications or renewals are free when you file your U.S. federal income tax return at participating locations.
Applying for and using an ITIN.
If you’re working and earning money in the United States, but you don’t have and don’t qualify for a Social Security Number, you’ll need an ITIN. You can apply for an ITIN tax ID for you, your spouse, and your dependents when you prepare your tax return with us. Here’s what an ITIN can help you do.
File taxes and claim benefits.
File your taxes and claim tax benefits for qualifying dependents.
Receive a tax refund.
Get a refund of income tax withholding from the IRS, if you qualify.
Open a bank account.
Open a bank account or apply for a mortgage loan, if you qualify.
Renewing your ITIN.
An expired ITIN could delay your tax refund and make you ineligible for certain tax credits until your ITIN is renewed. With tax professionals and Certified Acceptance Agents (CAAs) nationwide, H&R Block can guide you through the ITIN renewal process.
ITIN application FAQs
An ITIN will serve as your identification number for filing your taxes. With tax professionals and Certified Acceptance Agents (CAAs) nationwide, our offices are well-equipped to guide you through the ITIN application or ITIN renewal process.
Let’s say you’re working and earning money in the United States, but you don’t qualify for a Social Security Number (SSN). An ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, type of Tax ID or Taxpayer ID) 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:
- It allows you to get a refund of income tax withholding from the IRS, if you qualify.
- It allows you to file your taxes and claim tax benefits for the qualifying dependents.
- It may allow you to open a bank account or apply for a mortgage loan.
Your ITIN not only helps you file a tax return, it ensures you get the refund you deserve as quickly as possible. And what’s more, your ITIN application or renewal service is free when we prepare your U.S. federal income tax return.
To begin the ITIN application process, you will need:
- A complete IRS Form W-7
- A U.S. federal income tax return
- Your Passport or TWO (2) of the following documents: (including at least one proving identification with photo and one proving foreign status from your country):
- National Identification Document (this must be current, and include your name, photo, address, date of birth, and expiration date)
- U.S. driver’s license
- Foreign driver’s license
- Birth Certificate (required for a dependent unless a passport is being submitted and the passport has a date of entry into the U.S.)
- U.S. State ID
- Foreign Voter’s Registration card
- Visa issued by the U.S. Department of State
- U.S. Military ID card
- Foreign Military ID card
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services photo ID
- Medical (for dependents under age 6 only)
- School records (for dependents who are students under age 18 only)
You can fill out an application form for an ITIN for you, your spouse, and your dependents when you prepare your tax return with us.
You can file via Form W-7 with your federal tax return during tax season between January and April or any time you have a reporting requirement.
After you apply for an ITIN and qualify for an ITIN, 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 depends on the volume of inquiries the IRS receives — it can take nine to eleven weeks during busy times.
While the ITIN application or renewal process can be done with any of our tax pros, using a Certified Acceptance Agent (CAA) makes the process a bit easier. Why? With this service, offered at certain participating offices, the CAA will verify your supporting documents. And, because they’re verified on-site, your original documents may not need to be mailed to the IRS. Our CAA will submit copies of these documents, along with your ITIN application or renewal, to the IRS for you. Ask your tax professional if a CAA is available at your H&R Block location.
ITIN renewal FAQs
If your ITIN wasn’t included on a U.S. federal tax return at least once for tax years 2018, 2019, and 2020, your ITIN will expire on December 31, 2021.
ITINs with middle digits (the fourth and fifth positions) “70,” “71,” “72,” “73,” “74,” “75,” “76,” “77,” “78,” “79,” “80,” “81,” “82,” “83,” “84,” “85,” “86,” “87,” or “88” have expired.
In addition, ITINs with middle digits “90,” “91,” “92,” “94,” “95,” “96,” “97,” “98,” or “99,” if assigned before 2013, have expired.
An expired ITIN could delay your tax refund and make you ineligible for certain tax credits, such as the Child Tax Credit, the Other Dependent Credit, or the American Opportunity Tax Credit, until your ITIN is renewed.
We have tax professionals and Certified Acceptance Agents (CAAs) available to answer your questions and quickly process your renewal for free.
- Gather the necessary documents to show proof of identity and foreign status.
- Families with multiple ITINs can renew at the same time. If one person’s ITIN expires this year, everyone in the household can renew their ITIN at the same time.
- Apply or renew for free to avoid the ITIN application fee you may find elsewhere. Simply file a federal tax return at a participating H&R Block location.
Renew your ITIN today! If you try to file your return with an expired ITIN, your refund could be considerably delayed. Find your H&R Block Tax Office today to ensure you are prepared.
It can take up to 11 weeks in some cases to renew an ITIN.