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Understanding Your CP561C Notice

Important Information about your child’s Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number (ATIN) - Your child’s ATIN expired


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.
  • If you don’t have a SSN, re-apply for a new ATIN by completing Form W-7A, Application for Taxpayer Identification Number Pending U.S. Adoption, and attach all required information to your application.

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 IRS Adoptions for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, or Form W-7SP, Application for IRS Adoptions for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (Spanish).

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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 12-Feb-2016

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