What this notice is about We rejected your application for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). You may not be eligible for an ITIN. Your documents may be invalid. We may not have received a reply when we asked for more information. What you need to do Read your notice to see why we rejected your application or revoked your ITIN. Make sure you don't qualify for a Social Security number (SSN) and you qualify for an ITIN. Make sure your documents are correct. Send us the information we've requested. Send us a new application. Fill it out completely. Answer all the questions. Attach the correct documents. Attach copies of your tax return and paperwork to it. You may want to Contact us by calling the toll-free number on your notice. Call 267-941-1000 (not a toll-free number) if you're outside the U.S. Obtain an ITIN from Abroad. Visit a Taxpayer Assistance Center in the U.S. Use an acceptance agent to help you apply for an ITIN. View a list of authorized agents. Frequently asked questions What is an ITIN? It is a number for you to use on federal tax documents. Who needs an ITIN? A non-citizen who has to file a federal tax return or a tax reporting document and does not qualify for an SSN needs an ITIN. What happens to the tax return I sent with the application? We'll process your return without an ITIN. You'll need to reapply for an ITIN and attach a copy of the return to your application to get a refund. I sent you documents when I applied for an ITIN. When will you return them? We will return your documents within 60 days from your notice's date. Call us at the number on your notice if you don't receive your documents by then. Whom can I talk to about my rejection? You can call the telephone number on the top right corner of the notice. Do I need to file a new tax return when I reapply? No. Just attach a copy of it to the application. Indicate it is a copy. Send the application with your paperwork to the address on the notice. Do I always need to attach a copy of my tax return to my application? No. Not if you meet one of five exceptions. Read Publication 1915, Understanding Your IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number ITINPDF to see if you meet an exception. Tips for next year Consider filing your taxes electronically. Filing online can help you avoid mistakes and find credits and deductions that you may qualify for. In many cases you can file for free. Learn more about e-file. Helpful Information Publication 519, U.S. Tax Guide for Aliens Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic ListPDF Form W-7, Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number Reference tools Publication 1, Your Rights as a Taxpayer Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) Publication 1915, Understanding Your Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)PDF Full list of tax forms and instructions Need help? You can authorize someone to represent you before the IRS or inspect and/or receive confidential tax information. You may be eligible for free help from the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS). See if you qualify for help from a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic. You can request a copy of your notice or letter in Braille or large print. If you can’t find what you need online, call the telephone number on your notice or letter.