About Form W-7 A, Application for Taxpayer Identification Number for Pending U.S. Adoptions


Use this form to apply for an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) adoption taxpayer identification number (ATIN) for a child who is placed in your home for purposes of legal adoption. Do not use this form if you will be able to obtain a Social Security number (SSN) for the child in time to file your tax return. Use Form W-7, Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, if the child is not a U.S. citizen or resident alien.

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