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Renew ITIN Now to Avoid Tax Refund Delays


An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) is a number issued by the IRS to help individuals who cannot obtain a social security number to file their taxes. In the past, a taxpayer applied for and received an ITIN only once. Recent changes to the ITIN program include a requirement that taxpayers renew their ITINs. These changes will require every ITIN holder to eventually renew based on when their ITIN was issued.

Certain ITINs have already expired as of January 1, 2017 and more will be expiring at the end of the year. Taxpayers with expired ITINs may be ineligible for certain tax credits or face delayed tax refunds. To avoid refund delays, taxpayers with expiring ITINs are encouraged to renew as soon as possible.

  • Learn who is affected this year and how they can renew by downloading this informational flier in English and Spanish.

  • Utilize our outreach toolkit in English and Spanish, which includes e-mail and newsletter copy, talking points and social media posts.  

  • Learn more about the ITIN renewal process from the IRS website.