Some Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN) expire at the end of 2016. The IRS issues an ITIN to those who have a filing or reporting requirement but don't have and are not eligible to get a Social Security number. If you need to renew your ITIN, you should submit a complete application this fall to avoid delays.

The following list includes the documents you'll need to renew your ITIN:

  1. Form W-7. You must submit a completed Form W-7, Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (Rev 9-2016). You don't need a completed tax return for the renewal application. You must include the identification documents with the form.
  2. Proof of foreign status and identity. Several documents satisfy this requirement. These are:
    • Passport. (Note: You can use a passport as a stand-alone document for dependents with a U.S. date of entry. Otherwise, an additional ID from the list below is required)
    • National ID card (must show photo, name, current address, date of birth and expiration)
    • U.S. driver's license
    • Birth certificate (required for dependents under 18)
    • Foreign driver's license
    • U.S. state ID card
    • Foreign voter's registration card
    • U.S. military ID card
    • Foreign military ID card
    • Visa
    • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) photo identification
    • Medical records (only dependents under 6)
    • School records (dependents under 14, or under 18 if a student)
    Only original documents or copies certified by the issuing agency are accepted. If you would rather not mail original documents, you may use the IRS Certified Acceptance Agent (CAA) Program or make an appointment at a designated IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center.
  3. Dependent requirements. If you need to renew your ITIN, you have the option to renew ITINs for your entire family at the same time. For dependents from countries other than Canada or Mexico or dependents of U.S. military members overseas, a passport with a U.S. entry date may serve as stand-alone identification. Along with the passport, dependent applications require:
    • U.S. medical records for dependents under age 6, or
    • U.S. school records for dependents under age 18
    • U.S. school records for dependents age 18 and over or,
      • Rental statement with the applicant's name and U.S. address or
      • Utility bill with the applicant's name and U.S. address or
      • Bank statement with applicant's name and U.S. address

To claim certain credits and to receive a timely refund, renew your ITIN before you file your taxes.

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Upcoming Tax Dates

October 9 — Everyone
Federal Holiday (Columbus Day) - Details

October 11 — Employees who work for tips
If you received $20 or more in tips during September, report them to your employer - Details

October 15 — Individuals
If you have an automatic 6-month extension to file your income tax return for 2017, file Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ and pay any tax, interest, and penalties due - Details

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If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in September.

October 31 — Certain small employers
Deposit any undeposited tax if your tax liability is $2,500 or more for 2017 but less than $2,500 for the third quarter.

October 31 — Federal unemployment tax
Deposit the tax owed through 09-if more than $500.

October 31 — Social security, Medicare, and withheld income tax.
File Form 941 for the third quarter of 2018. Deposit or pay any undeposited tax under the accuracy of deposit rules .If your tax liability is less than $2,500, you can pay it in full with a timely filed return. If you deposited the tax for the quarter timely, properly, and in full, you have until 11-10 to file the return.

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