Important Information about your child’s Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number (ATIN) - We assigned your child an ATIN
What you need to do
- Understand the ATIN is only valid for two years from the date of the notice.
- When you receive a social security number (SSN) for this child, complete the response form with the SSN and fax or mail it using the information provided on the form.
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- If you have additional questions, call the IRS at 737-800-5511 or 267-941-1000 (for international calls).
Answers to Common Questions
How long is an ATIN useful?
An ATIN is valid for 2 years. However, if you don’t have a SSN for your adoptive child, you can request a one year extension. For more information, see instructions for completing a Form W-7A, Application for Taxpayer Identification Number for Pending U.S. Adoptions, or Form W-7SP, Application for Taxpayer Identification Number for Pending U.S. Adoptions (Spanish).
How to get help
- Call the 800, 866 or 888 number listed on the top right corner of your notice.
- Authorize someone (such as an accountant) to contact the IRS on your behalf using Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative (PDF)
- See if you qualify for help from a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic.