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How to Get ITIN for Non-Resident Alien or US Resident Alien

So today we’re going to be talking about how to get an ITIN for non-resident aliens or US resident aliens.

Hey everyone, this is Sina Bunabi from EIN Express. I’m an IRS certified acceptance agent and I’m both trained and authorized by the IRS to help non-US citizens all over the world just like you to successfully get their EINs and their ITINs for them.

We’ve assisted over 2,240 non-US citizens to get their EINs and ITINs and we’d love to help you get yours as well too.

So today we’re going to be talking about the topic of how to get an ITIN for non-resident aliens or US resident unions. And I want to categorize my response into three parts.

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How to Figure Out if You’re a Non-Resident Alien or a US Resident Alien

The first part is how to figure out if you’re a non-resident alien or a US resident alien.

And the answer to that is you use something called a United States substantial presence test. It’s kind of a confusing test because there’s a formula involved in it.

Basically you have to figure out the number of days you’ve been physically present in the United States for the last three years, including the current tax year, and you input them into this formula and the number that comes out after that formula, if it’s below 183 days, you’re a non-resident alien, or if it’s above 183 days, you’re a US resident alien.

Now, I do also want to note that the numbers you’re inputting into that formula which are the days you’ve been present in the US, those days, some of them may not be counted towards this test if you were present in the US during those days on certain visas, like an F1 or a J1 or an A visa, et cetera.

Now, if you were present on those days with a B1 or B2 visa, then that rule wouldn’t apply. So that’s one thing I wanted to note there.

So after you’ve done that test you can determine if you’re a non-resident alien or a US resident alien.

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How Does Being a Non-Resident Alien or a US Resident Alien Affect Getting an ITIN?

The second part of the response now is, we always get people asking us, well, does being a non-resident alien or a US resident alien, does it affect my chance to be able to even get an ITIN?

Am I allowed to get an ITIN as a non-resident alien or can I? And the answer to that question is no, being a non-resident alien or a US resident alien does not affect your chance of being able to get an ITIN.

Which leads me to my third part of the response. So what does being a non-resident alien or being a US resident alien, what does it affect for the ITIN application? How does it change things?

So what being a non-resident alien or a US resident alien for tax purposes does to your ITIN application is it changes what information or documentation we may or may not have to provide.

So I’ll give you an example. Let’s say you are a US resident alien for tax purposes and you’re filing your tax return to get your ITIN, with your ITIN application.

So you would not have to provide certain information or documentation in this case as opposed to a non-resident alien where they may need to provide additional information, additional addresses, additional identification documentation, to go with their tax and their ITIN application to get their ITIN. So that’s all it does.

And the same thing applies if you’re not doing a tax return. If you’re doing an exception category case, the same thing applies.

 

What To Do Next

So I hope this response was really clear and informative. I hope it helped.

For a lot of you non-resident aliens out there and US resident aliens, I hope it cleared up some confusion between the two.

If you have any questions or comments, please post them below. And if you are ready to get your ITIN, I’d love to help you.

To get started with that, go ahead and click the link below and we’re waiting to help you out now. Take care.

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Sam Mollaei, Esq.

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