How to Become an Acceptance Agent for IRS ITIN Numbers


An acceptance agent is a person or an entity (business or organization) 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 process a Form 1040 and other tax schedules. The acceptance agent facilitates the application process by reviewing the necessary documents and forwarding completed Forms W-7 to IRS.

IRS Resumes Acceptance Agent Application Submissions

Effective January 19, 2024 IRS is lifting the moratorium on the Acceptance Agent Program. This means that interested parties may now resume submitting applications to participate in the IRS Acceptance Agent Program.  An Acceptance Agent is an individual or an entity who is authorized by the IRS to assist alien individuals and other foreign persons in obtaining Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN) from the IRS.

Refer to the Acceptance Agent Program Changes and, Publication 4393 (EN-SP)Become an IRS ITIN Acceptance AgentPDF for more information.

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