What to do if your Individual Taxpayer Identification Number has expired

To combat the rash of fraudulent tax returns, the IRS issued Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) to taxpayers who experienced identity theft. The numbers are used by the IRS to prove who you are and validate returns.

The problem is that many of the ITINs expired on December 31. These include any ITIN not used on a tax return at least once in the past three years, as well as any ITIN with the middle digits of 73, 74, 75, 76, 77 and 82. (Example: 9NN-73-NNNN)

If your ITIN has expired, your refund may be delayed and you may lose eligibility for certain key tax benefits and credits.

Our tax advisors are available to assist you if you have any questions.