What this notice is about
Important Information about your child’s Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number (ATIN) - Your child’s ATIN expired.
What you need to do
- Complete Form 15101, Provide Social Security Number (SSN) for Adoptive Child (PDF), included with your notice if you received a Social Security number (SSN) for your child.
- Detach notice stub, mail it with Form 15101 in the envelope provided. If you prefer, you can fax it using the information provided on the form.
You may want to
- Call us at the number listed in your notice.
- See additional information on Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number.
Answers to common questions
How long is an ATIN valid?
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).
- 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.