Important Information about your child’s Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number (ATIN) - The extension for 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.
You may want to
- If you have additional questions, call the IRS at 737-800-5511 or 267-941-1000 (for international calls).
- See additional information on Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number.
Answers to common questions
What can I do if I don’t have a SSN for my adoptive child?
You can file an amended return once you have a SSN for your adoptive child.
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.