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GregAllum11
Level 3

W7 In Person vs. Post

Hi Turbo Tax

 

I am filing my 2019 tax return, I have a SSN but my wife and 2x children require ITINs through the W7 form. I am using Turbo Tax to complete the return then printing and  have a question or two:

 

1) Should I leave SSN / ITIN Blank?

2) Can I arrange to file in person? Reason is we'd prefer not to post our family's passports. If so, what is the process - do I just book an appointment at local tax office and bring in printed documentation - will they just verify passport details and then file all forms?

Thanks Greg

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SusanY1
Employee Tax Expert

W7 In Person vs. Post

Yes, there are ways to apply for ITINs without posting your original documents to the IRS.  You can do this one of two ways.

 

You can visit a Taxpayer Assistance Center if there is one located near you. You can find a list of those by clicking on this link: Taxpayer Assistance Centers

 

Appointments are required and some assistance centers may be able to collect your tax return for you. 

 

If there is not a center convenient to you, you can use the services of a Certified Acceptance Agent (CAA).  

 

CAAs can verify your documents and provide you with a certification that you then attach to your W-7 application to mail in-lieu of sending your original documents.  CAAs may charge a fee for their services.   

 

The IRS maintains a list of Certified Acceptance Agents HERE.

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SusanY1
Employee Tax Expert

W7 In Person vs. Post

Yes, there are ways to apply for ITINs without posting your original documents to the IRS.  You can do this one of two ways.

 

You can visit a Taxpayer Assistance Center if there is one located near you. You can find a list of those by clicking on this link: Taxpayer Assistance Centers

 

Appointments are required and some assistance centers may be able to collect your tax return for you. 

 

If there is not a center convenient to you, you can use the services of a Certified Acceptance Agent (CAA).  

 

CAAs can verify your documents and provide you with a certification that you then attach to your W-7 application to mail in-lieu of sending your original documents.  CAAs may charge a fee for their services.   

 

The IRS maintains a list of Certified Acceptance Agents HERE.

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