Taxpayer Advocate Chimes In On Taxpayer Identification Numbers (TINs) #GATCA

The Taxpayer Advocated noted that in November 2012, the IRS announced permanent changes to its application procedures for ITINs. As a result, found the Taxpayer Advocate, dependent ITIN applicants now face a substantial burden because they can no longer use a certifying acceptance agent (CAA) to certify their documents. Dependents must mail original documents or copies certified by the issuing agency, or have the documents certified at an IRS taxpayer assistance center (TAC) or at one of just four U.S. tax attaché offices overseas.

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