How to Get an ITIN For My Non-US Citizen Spouse or Dependent

Today, we’re going to be talking about how to get an ITIN for your non-US citizen spouse or dependent.

Hey, everyone. This is Sina Bonabi 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 to successfully get their ITINs for them, and also their EINs as well.

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

Today, we’re going to go ahead and discuss a common question that we get.

This one is a tax return type of question. It’s when we have US citizens or US resident aliens for tax purposes, who are trying to get an ITIN for their non-US citizen spouse or dependent.

Oftentimes, when they come to me, they say…

“Hey, Sina, you know…” I’ll give you an example. They’ll come to me and say, “Hey, Sina. You know, I went overseas. I’m a US citizen.

How To Get ITIN for Tax Return (Explained With Instructions)

Today we’re going to be talking about whether you can file a federal tax return and get an ITIN at the same time.

Hey, this is Sina Bonabi from EIN Express. I’m an IRS certified acceptance agent and I’ve been 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 and helped over 2,240 non-US citizens to help them get their EINs and ITINs and we’d love to help you get yours too.

Today we’re going to be discussing a topic of “can you file your U.S. federal tax return and also get an ITIN at the same time”. It might sound simple but it’s a very common question. It gets asked all the time.

What usually happens is people come to me and they say,

“I want to file a tax return. Can you get my ITIN for me so I can go ahead and file my tax return?”

What they don’t know is that if that is the case for you,

How to Buy a House with ITIN Number

How to Buy a House with ITIN Number

If you have a rental history of 2 or more years and an established checking account, you may be a good candidate for an ITIN home loan.

Before even thinking of starting the process of becoming a homeowner it’s important that you already have your ITIN. If you don’t have one yet, find out how to get an ITIN today.

 

What Are the Home Loan Requirements?

The exact ITIN home loan requirements will vary depending on the lender you’re working with. However, below, I’ll list some of the standard requirements, so you have an idea of what to expect.

  • Stable Credit History: Lenders are going to want to see that you can manage debt. Therefore, it’s important to have started building a credit history that displays multiple credit cards and loans in good standing.
  • Employment History: It’s a good idea to have been working at your current job for a minimum of 2 years to show stability in cash flow.
  • Tax Verification: Your lender is probably going to want to review the last 2 years of tax returns.

Can an Illegal Immigrant Get a Tax ID Number?

Can an Illegal Immigrant Get a Tax ID Number?

You might be wondering, can an illegal immigrant get a tax ID?

The answer is that Illegal immigrants can get a Tax ID number.

This number will primarily be used to allow you to file and pay your taxes. However, it has other benefits such as allowing you to get a bank account, credit card, and in some cases a mortgage.

 

What Are the Different Types of Tax ID Numbers?

The three types of Tax ID numbers are Social Security Number (SSN), Employee ID Number (EIN), and Individual Taxpayer ID Number (ITIN).

Below I will briefly go over the differences between Tax ID numbers.

  • SSN: This is the most commonly used Tax ID number that also determines Social Security and Medicare eligibility.
  • EIN: This number is used by businesses and the self-employed when filing business taxes.
  • ITIN: This Tax ID is for those who are illegal immigrants and U.S. residents who don’t qualify for a social security number.

 

How To Get an ITIN

The quickest way to get your ITIN is via EIN Express.

How to Resolve a CP566 Notice (and Get Your ITIN Successfully!)

CP566 Notice

CP-566 is one of a few difference notices you can receive after you apply for an ITIN. While this notice isn’t a good thing – it isn’t a bad thing either.

If you receive a CP-566 notice it means the IRS received your application for an ITIN, but the application was incomplete or missing documents.

If you filed your ITIN application on your own, consider using an ITIN service to make sure the paperwork is filed properly to avoid any additional notices.

If you fail to reply to your CP566 notice in 45 days, your ITIN application will be REJECTED.

If you’d like to resolve your CP-566 notice, contact Sina Bonabi, IRS Certifying Acceptance Agent, at sina@einexpress.com or talk to him directly at 818-335-1488 to help you get your ITIN.

 

What Does a CP-566 Notice Mean?

Receiving a CP-566 notice is not a reason to panic. It just means the IRS needs additional information to process your ITIN application.

You received this notice because you didn’t fill out the form properly or you didn’t send the proper documentation.