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nspjr
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I end up sending my tax return with my daugther ITIN, but we are residents already. Can I issue the San and amend my tax return?

 
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Opus 17
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I end up sending my tax return with my daugther ITIN, but we are residents already. Can I issue the San and amend my tax return?

So, you have a problem.  You would need to have the SSN in hand, and file the amended return, before April 15, in order to upgrade her to "qualifying child" dependent and get the $2000 child tax credit (and EIC, if you qualify).

You must have the SSN before you file an "on time" return.  An on time return is filed before April 15, or filed before October 15 if you have the automatic extension.  But, since you have already filed, it is too late to get an extension, and for you, being "on time" means you must file the amended return with the SSN by April 15.

(What you should have done is applied for the SSN and not filed, getting the extension if necessary while you waited.)

I found a US Today story from a while ago suggesting that most SSNs are issued in 4-5 weeks, but it varies depending on where you live.  If you want to make this happen, I suggest you get all your needed documents and proofs and get to the nearest social security office as fast as you can, and hope you get the number by April 15.

*Answers are correct to the best of my ability at the time of posting but do not constitute legal or tax advice.*

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Opus 17
Level 15

I end up sending my tax return with my daugther ITIN, but we are residents already. Can I issue the San and amend my tax return?

You already filed? Transmitted your return?  Was it accepted by the IRS?

How does your child have an ITIN?  Does she also have an SSN or is she eligible for an SSN but doesn't have it yet?
*Answers are correct to the best of my ability at the time of posting but do not constitute legal or tax advice.*
nspjr
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I end up sending my tax return with my daugther ITIN, but we are residents already. Can I issue the San and amend my tax return?

Yes, yes and yes. In my return she was marked as other dependent. She has ITIN, but we have permanent residency since last year, so she could have an SSN. If I go to the SSN agency and issue her one now, can I amend my return and claim more credit?
Opus 17
Level 15

I end up sending my tax return with my daugther ITIN, but we are residents already. Can I issue the San and amend my tax return?

So, you have a problem.  You would need to have the SSN in hand, and file the amended return, before April 15, in order to upgrade her to "qualifying child" dependent and get the $2000 child tax credit (and EIC, if you qualify).

You must have the SSN before you file an "on time" return.  An on time return is filed before April 15, or filed before October 15 if you have the automatic extension.  But, since you have already filed, it is too late to get an extension, and for you, being "on time" means you must file the amended return with the SSN by April 15.

(What you should have done is applied for the SSN and not filed, getting the extension if necessary while you waited.)

I found a US Today story from a while ago suggesting that most SSNs are issued in 4-5 weeks, but it varies depending on where you live.  If you want to make this happen, I suggest you get all your needed documents and proofs and get to the nearest social security office as fast as you can, and hope you get the number by April 15.

*Answers are correct to the best of my ability at the time of posting but do not constitute legal or tax advice.*

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