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Understanding Your CP560A Notice

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.

You may want to...

  • If you have additional questions, call the IRS at 1-512-460-7898 or 1-267-941-1000 (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).

Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number


Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 12-Feb-2016

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