If you are foreign National or Non U.S. resident and you earn income from U.S. real estate, investment or business you are required to file a tax return with Internal Revenue Service. As a result you are required to obtain an ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identifying Number).
The ITIN is a tax processing number issued by the IRS to individuals who are required to have a U.S. taxpayer identification number but who do not have, and are not eligible to obtain a Social Security Number (SSN) from the Social Security Administration (SSA).
An Acceptance Agent is an individual, business or organization such as a college, financial institution or accounting firm authorized by IRS to assist individuals in obtaining ITINs. Acceptance Agents determine whether their clients are eligible for Social Security Numbers, and if not, they proceed with the ITIN application process by completing and filing Forms W-7.
We are Certifying Acceptance Agents which means we can certify your identification documents without you having to send your original documents to the IRS or having to get them certified by your country’s issuance agency, and then file your ITIN or W-7 application with the IRS. So what do you need to do: