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Understanding Your CP562C Notice

Important Information about your child’s Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number (ATIN) - We need more information to process your one year extension request of your child’s ATIN

What you need to do

  • Complete the response form at the end of this notice and provide the following information within 60 days:
    • Reason you need an extension
    • Reason you can’t get a social security number (SSN)
    • Status of your adoption
    • Original signatures of adoptive parents
  • When you receive a 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

What do I need to do?
Determine what is missing from your Form W-7A application and provide the missing information.

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).

Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 10-Feb-2017

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