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ITIN Expiration Period Frequently Asked Questions

ITIN Expiration Period Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
March 4, 2014

Q1:  Do I have an expiration date?
A1:  If your ITIN was assigned January 1, 2013 or subsequent, you have an ITIN Expiration Date.  

Q2:  What if I was assigned an ITIN prior to January 1, 2013?
A2:  At this time, ITINs issued prior to January 1, 2013 do not have an ITIN Expiration Period

Q3:  When can I reapply for my ITIN?
A3:  You can reapply for your ITIN beginning January 1 of the year your ITIN expires.  For example, if your ITIN Expiration Date is 12/31/2017, the IRS will accept and process a Form W-7 to reapply for the ITIN beginning on January 1, 2017.

Q4:  Can I reapply for my ITIN if the expiration period has expired?  
A4:  Yes.  Please consult Form W-7 instructions and submit a completed Form W-7 and required documentation to reapply for your ITIN.

Q5:  Will I be notified prior to the expiration date that I need to reapply?
A5:  We are working to develop additional notification avenues and will update irs.gov as details become available.
 

Q6:  Was I notified of the expiration date when I received the ITIN?
A6:  If you were assigned the ITIN in 2014 and subsequent years, the CP 565 notice included your expiration date.  If you were assigned an ITIN in 2013, you were not notified of the expiration date on the CP 565.  Your expiration date is December 31, 2017.  ITINs issued prior to January 1, 2013 do not have an ITIN Expiration Period

Q7:  How is the five years computed?
A7:  The ITIN expiration period will be five years, including the year of assignment.  The month and day for the expiration period will always be December 31.  For example, an ITIN assigned in calendar year 2013 will have an expiration date of 12/31/2017, regardless of what month and day in 2013 you were assigned the ITIN.

Q8:  Where can I get more information regarding the expiration period?
A8:  Updates will be periodically posted to irs.gov using keyword “ITIN”.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 13-Nov-2014