Yes, CAAs and AAs can still submit Forms W-7 on behalf of their clients. CAAs are allowed to use Form W-7 (COA) to certify that they have reviewed and verified the original documentation or a certified copy from the issuing agency of those documents through face-to-face or video electronic interviews. CAAs must have the original identification documents in their possession during the interview, in order to see the security features and authenticate the documents. CAAs are required to submit copies of the documents that they reviewed along with the Form W-7 (COA). For dependents, CAAs are allowed to authenticate the passport and birth certificate. For all other documents, you are required to attach the original documents or certified copies from the issuing agency.
Our Certified Acceptance Agents are in good standing and are reliable to handle the certifications of your form W7-Application for Individual Taxpayer Identification number documents. CPA Consultant's Acceptance Agents are the best in the filled and we can guarantee that your application will be processed for approval.
As a Certifying Acceptance Agent, CPA Consultants helps US resident and non-resident aliens to apply for an individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN) from the Internal Revenue Service. We offer professional help to individuals filing an ITIN application.
We have a formal agreement with the IRS. The agreement allows us to assist applicants to apply for an ITIN by reviewing the W-7 form and supporting documentation (US tax return or documentation to support an exception), issuing a certificate to prove the applicant's identity and foreign status, and forwarding the paperwork to the IRS ITIN office for processing. Once an ITIN tax ID number is issued, it is forwarded to the applicant and to us.
This service is in addition to our other tax services; file taxes with us. We also provide free tax filing to lucky individuals.
Acceptance Agent Vs. Certifying Acceptance Agent
What is the difference between an IRS Acceptance Agent and an IRS Certifying Acceptance Agent? Both help eligible individuals to apply for an IRS ITIN number, however, there are two (2) main distinct differences.
First of all, a Certifying Acceptance Agent can certify the Taxpayer and spouse’s identification documents whereas an Acceptance Agent cannot. Individuals applying through an Acceptance Agent must either submit their original identification documents, or submit a copy certified by the issuing agency, a State Department employee at a US Embassy or Consulate, a US notary public, or a foreign notary authorized under the Hague Convention.
Secondly, a Certifying Acceptance Agent can receive the IRS ITIN number whereas an Acceptance Agent cannot.
It is much more convenient to utilize the services of a Certifying Acceptance Agent as compared to the services of an Acceptance Agent when applying for an IRS ITIN number. Advantages of Using CPA Consultant's CAA Services as your IRS Acceptance AgentWe know that you have options when applying for an IRS ITIN number. We offer our clients:
For New ITIN Applications:
For ITIN Renewal Applications:
Please make sure to bring the required documents to your appointment.
IRS streamlined the number of documents the agency accepts as proof of identity and foreign status to obtain an ITIN. There are 13 acceptable documents. Each document must be current and contain an expiration date. IRS will accept documents issued within 12 months of the application if no expiration date is normally available. Documents must also show your name and photograph, and support your claim of foreign status. Below is the list of the only acceptable documents:
*A passport is the only document that proves both identity and foreign status. For dependents, the passport must have a date of entry to be a stand-alone document, unless the dependent is from Military Overseas. If a passport is submitted, a combination of two or more documents must be submitted to meet the document requirements.
The passport is no longer accepted as a stand-alone identification document for dependents if the passport does not have a date of entry, unless the dependent is Military Overseas. Applicants will be required to submit (along with the passport) either:
The IRS has updated procedures that affect the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) application process. Some of the information below, including the documentation requirements for individuals seeking an ITIN, has been superseded by these changes. Taxpayers and their representatives should review these changes, which are further explained in these Frequently Asked Questions, before requesting an ITIN
The IRS announced changes to the ITIN process that called for revisions in the application standards for ITIN. Each ITIN applicant will now:
Any applicant who meets an exception to the requirement to file a tax return must provide documentation to support the exception (see the instructions for Form W-7).
The IRS changed from an ITIN card to an authorization letter to avoid any possible similarities with a Social Security Number card. Current ITIN holders’ cards will not be replaced. They should continue to use the numbers previously issued when they are required to supply an identification number for tax purposes.
The IRS revised the ITIN application process to help ensure ITINs are used for their intended tax administration purposes.
The IRS has updated procedures that affect the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) application process. Taxpayers and their representatives should review these changes identified below before requesting an ITIN:
Send Form 13551, along with your completed fingerprint card or evidence of professional status if required, forensic documentation, and mandatory training certification to:
Internal Revenue Service
3651 S. IH 35
Stop 6380 AUSC
Austin, TX 78741
These changes and requirements are designed to strengthen the ITIN program and improve service to both Acceptance Agents and their clients. Questions about the IRS Acceptance Agent Program can be directed to the ITIN Policy Section by e-mail at ITINProgramOffice@irs.gov.
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