Important Information about your child’s Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number (ATIN) - Your child’s ATIN expires in 3 months
What you need to do
- If you received a social security number (SSN) for the child, complete the response form with the SSN and fax or mail it using the information provided on the form, or;
- You can re-apply for a one year extension of this ATIN by completing the response form at the end of the CP561A notice.
You may want to...
- If you have additional questions, call the IRS at 737-800-5511 or 267-941-1000 (for international calls).
Answers to Common Questions
What can I do if I don’t have a social security number (SSN) for my adoptive child?
You may request an extension before your assigned ATIN expires by completing the response form with the CP561A notice. The extension is only valid for one additional year.
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.