What is an ITIN?

An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) is a tax processing number issued by the Internal
Revenue Service (IRS) that was first introduced in 1996. It is a nine-digit number that always begins
with the number 9 and has a range of 70-88 (excluding 89 and 93) in the fourth and fifth digit. An example of an ITIN is 9XX-70-XXXX or 9XX-99-XXXX.
The IRS issues ITINs to individuals who are required to have a U.S. taxpayer identification number but
who do not have, and are not eligible to obtain, a Social Security Number (SSN) from the Social Security
Administration (SSA). Individuals must have a filing requirement and file a valid federal income tax return to receive an ITIN, unless they meet an exception.
The Hispanic community has different names for the ITIN, such as:

  • Tax ID
  • Seguro verde
  • Número verde

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