Understanding Your CP560A Notice

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


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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).

Printable samples of this notice (PDF)

Need Help?

  • You can authorize someone to contact the IRS on your behalf.
  • See if you qualify for help from a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic.
  • If you can’t find what you need online, you can call the IRS at the 800, 866, or 888 number listed on the notice.