Filing your taxes without SSN can be hard, but ITIN still offers some great ways to file your taxes easily even if you are a non-resident. If you’re a nonresident and currently are outside the U.S., you just need to take care of some of the steps while applying for an ITIN.
Here are some of the steps you need to follow.
Fill the W7 form
The first and immediate step that you need to take is to fill out your w7 form. The good news is that you can fill out this form online as well. Without a W7 form, you cannot proceed with any of your applications for an ITIN.
Certify Your Documents
Once you have submitted your W7 form, the next part will start. This part is a little complex as well since you are outside the U.S. and want to submit your certified documents. In case you find some difficulty while certifying your documents, you can also show your original passport. Further, it’s always recommended that you consult a professional CPA to inquire about your case in such scenarios.
Documents You Need For Your ITIN
Since you don’t have any claim to U.S residency, IRS wants to make sure that you’re not involved in any fraudulent identity. For this reason, IRS wants original proof of your identity.
We have combined a list of different documents which can be accepted to claim your legal identity. However, you can also send a certified copy of your passport to show your foreign identity.
Following are some of the documents which you may need to send:
- Driver license for the country you are residing in
- Any medical slips or record
- Any educational records
- Your national identification number in the country you are residing in currently
- Your birth certificates
Send Application To IRS
Once you have all the documents ready, send them to IRS address. Time duration of receiving ITIN may vary sometimes. However, you should ideally be receiving your ITIN after 8 weeks. In case you don’t receive that, you may contact on 267-941-1000 to check the status of your application.
Get In Touch With A CPA
It’s always advisable to contact a credible CPA first before advancing to apply for such procedures. Since these application concerns your taxes and eventually your money is at risk. A credible CPA can get you potential deductions and can save you time as well.