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Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)

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What is an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)?

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In some instances an employer may have an employee who uses an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number or ITIN.

What is an ITIN?

An ITIN is a tax processing number issued by the Internal Revenue Service. It is a nine-digit number, (Similar to a Social Security Number) that always begins with the number 9 (9XX-XX-XXXX) and has a range of 70-88 in the fourth and fifth digit. Effective April 12, 2011, the range was extended to include 900-70-0000 through 999-88-9999, 900-90-0000 through 999-92-9999 and 900-94-0000 through 999-99-9999.

What is an ITIN used for?

ITINs are used for federal tax reporting ONLY and are not to be used for any other purpose. The IRS issues these numbers so that individuals comply with U.S. tax laws. This number does not authorize work in the U.S. or provide eligibility for Social Security benefits or Earned Income Tax Credits. Payroll does not support ITINs, per IRS regulations. We only support employees with valid SSNs.


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Views: 798 Created on: Apr 24, 2015
Date updated: Sep 01, 2015
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