What this notice is about
Important Information about your child’s Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number (ATIN) - We assigned your child an ATIN.
What you need to do
Complete Form 15101, Provide Social Security Number (SSN) for Adoptive Child (PDF), included with your notice when you receive a Social Security number (SSN) for your child.
Detach notice stub, mail it with Form 15101 in the envelope provided. If you prefer, you can fax it using the information provided on the form.
You may want to
- Call us at the number listed in your notice.
- See additional information on Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number
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 1 year extension. For more information, see instructions for completing a Form W-7A, Application for IRS Adoptions for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (PDF), or Form W-7SP, Solicitud de Número de Identificación Personal del Contribuyente del Servicio de Impuestos Internos (PDF).
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.