Expiring ITINs – Do You Need to Renew?

September 19, 2017

By Bethany Bouw

The IRS has recently begun mailing letters to over 1 million taxpayers whose Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) are expiring at the end of 2017. In accordance with the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (the PATH Act), ITINs that have not been used on a federal return at least once in the last three years will expire on December 31, 2017. Additionally, ITINS bearing specific middle digits are also due to expire on the same date. The IRS is encouraging taxpayers to renew their ITINS as soon as possible to avoid delayed tax refunds and return processing. Read more