ITINs and Filing a Tax Return: Advocating for your Client during the ITIN Application Process
Target Audience: CPAs, EAs
Field of Study: Taxation (NASBA); Federal Tax/Tax Related Matters (IRS)
Seminar Level: Beginner
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DISCLAIMER: THIS SEMINAR WAS FILMED IN GRAPEVINE, TEXAS, ON JULY 31, 2013, AND THE INFORMATION WAS CORRECT AT THE TIME OF RECORDING.
The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) delivered this seminar at the 2013 IRS Nationwide Tax Forum.
Anyone who must file a tax return and is not eligible for a Social Security number must apply for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). ITINs are issued regardless of immigration status because residents and nonresidents alike may have filing requirements. Generally, the IRS requires individuals to attach a paper tax return to their ITIN applications. This session will cover these and other ITIN issues.
By the end of this presentation you will be able to:
- Recognize that an ITIN is used to facilitate tax return filing by individuals without an SSN and cannot be used for purposes other than tax administration
- Identify which individuals need an ITIN and when they should apply for an ITIN
- Differentiate between the types of supporting documentation which can be used to establish foreign status, identity or both
- Explain the role of a Certifying Acceptance Agent (CAA) in the ITIN application process and explain how to become a CAA
No prerequisites or advanced preparation are required for this seminar.
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