5 New changes to Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN)/Form W-7 application process that Foreign Nationals/Non-resident Aliens with USA ties or U.S Citizens with Foreign National Spouse or dependents needs to be aware of:
IRS released new Form W-7 watch out for new version (Sep 2016)
ITINs not used in the last three consecutive tax years.
If your ITIN wasn't included on a U.S. federal tax return (1040/1040NR) at least once for tax years 2013, 2014, or 2015, your ITIN will expire on December 31, 2016. You need to take action to renew it if it'll be included on your 2016 U.S. federal tax return.
Expiration and renewal of ITINs Particularly ITINs with the middle digits “78” and “79.”
If your ITIN’s middle digits (the fourth and fifth positions) are “78” or “79,” your ITIN will remain in effect until January 1, 2017. You need to take action to renew it if it’ll be included on a U.S. federal tax return. For example, the middle digits for 9xx-78-xxxx are “78.” Expired ITINs must be renewed in order to avoid delays in processing your tax return.
The passport is no longer a stand-alone document for certain dependents if no date of entry into the United States is present.
Effective October 1, 2016, For the foreign nationals passport that doesn’t have a date of entry to USA, will no longer be accepted as a stand-alone identification document for certain dependents. New application process require additional supporting documentations as Proof of U.S. residency for applicants who are being claimed as dependents on U.S tax returns.
Certified Acceptance Agents (CAA) can now verify certain documentation for dependents.
For dependents of U.S Citizens/resident alien. Certified Acceptance Agents (CAA) are now allowed to authenticate the passport and birth certificates.
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