Why Certifying Acceptance Agent?
A Certifying Acceptance Agent is a person who, pursuant to a written
agreement with the IRS, is authorized to assist individuals and other
foreign persons who do not qualify for a Social Security Number but who
still need a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) to file a Form 1040
As a Certifying Acceptance Agent, I can certify the Taxpayer and his
Spouse's original government issued identification document in the ITIN
application process without mailing in your original passport or make a trip
to the IRS. This saves time and money.
What is an ITIN?
An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) is a tax processing number issued by the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS issues ITINs 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).