Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) Renewal Information - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Statewide - VITA
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Mile High United Way - MHUW
Description of Service
The Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) is a number issued by the IRS to individuals who cannot receive a social security number in order to help them file their taxes. A new law will require some taxpayers to renew their ITINs.
An ITIN will expire at the end of 2017:
- If the ITIN has a middle digit of 70, 71, 72 or 80 (i.e. 9XX-70-XXXX).
- If the ITIN has not been used on a federal tax return at least once in the last three years.
ITINs with middle digits 78 and 79 already expired at the end of 2016. Taxpayers with these ITIN numbers can renew at any time.
Individuals with expired ITINs will not be eligible for some tax credits, and will not be able to receive their tax refund until they renew their ITIN. To renew an ITIN, individuals will need to submit an IRS Form W-7 by the end of 2017 (See Helpful Tips).
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Call, walk in, or visit the website to receive a W-7 form; W-7 forms should be submitted by the end of 2017. Individuals can submit W-7 forms with the necessary documents via mail. Individuals who do not wish to mail original documentation may make an appointment at a Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC) or visit a Certified Acceptance Agent (CAA) (See Helpful Tips below) instead.
Many public libraries and post offices have IRS forms available for individuals to complete.
Clients who do not wish to submit their W-7 form via mail can visit a Certified Acceptance Agent (CAA) or a designated Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC), which can be located using the following links.