How do you renew an ITIN?

In order to renew an ITIN, you must complete a new Form W-7 and submit all required identification documents to the IRS. See the Form W-7 instructions for details.

While you do not need to submit a tax return with your ITIN application, you should file a return if you have a filing requirement.

Your ITIN may expire at the end of 2020

The following ITINs will expire at the end of 2020:

  1. ITINs that have not been used on a tax return for tax years 2017, 2018 or 2019 will expire December 31, 2020. 
  2. Additionally, ITINs with middle digits 88 (For example: 9NN-88-NNNN) will expire December 31, 2020. 
  3. Those with middle digits 90, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98 or 99, that were assigned before 2013 and have not already been renewed, will also expire at the end of this year.

Where do you apply for a new ITIN?

Option 1:

Mail your W-7 and supporting documents to:

Internal Revenue Service
Austin Service Center
ITIN Operation
P.O. Box 149342
Austin, TX 78714-9342

Option 2:

Apply for an ITIN in person using the services of an IRS-authorized Certifying Acceptance Agent. This will prevent you from having to mail the IRS your original identification documents. 

Option 3:

Make an appointment at a designated IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center that authenticates W-7 documents. This also prevents you from having to mail us your original identification documents.

After processing, the IRS will issue your ITIN assignment notice through the mail.

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