How do I get an ITIN?

To get an ITIN, you need to file Form W-7 along with your federal tax return. As part of the application, you will have to provide proof of identity, using original copies of your documents (most often a passport). You can either mail these documents to the IRS, or apply in person through the IRS or through a "Certified Acceptance Agent," who can examine your documents on behalf of the IRS. It is often beneficial to apply in person so that you do not need to mail in your original documents.

If you use GetYourRefund, your tax team can help you complete both your W-7 and your tax return, and support you through the identity verification process.

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