To obtain an ITIN you must complete IRS form W-7 and submit this form along with original documents that prove your identity and status, such as an original passport or a combination of other documents such as Driver’s license/State I.D., USCIS documentation, and certain other documents.

Applications can be made directly through the IRS by U.S. mail or private carrier, but original documents including passports must be sent along with the application to the IRS, be sure to allow at least 14 weeks or more for the return of documents.

You can avoid sending original documents to the IRS by using a Certifying Acceptance Agent (CAA). A Certifying Acceptance Agent can verify original documentation and certified copies of the documentation from the issuing agency for primary and secondary applicants and their dependents. For dependents, CAAs can only verify passports and birth certificates. The CAA will return the documentation immediately after reviewing its authenticity and then file your application with the IRS for you.

RMS Accounting is a Certifying Acceptance Agent and can assist you with completion, filing, and verification so that you won’t have to send your original documents to the IRS with your application.

For more information give us a call at 954-563-1269 or 800-382-1040.