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ITIN Number Renewal: Canada

Your ITIN will have expired if you haven’t used it to file your U.S. federal tax returns at least once in the previous three years. Even if you have used your ITIN in the previous three years, you may need to apply for a renewal if your ITIN was issued more than 10 years ago.

If you are not filing a U.S. federal tax return for the current year, you do not need to renew your ITIN. Also, you do not need to apply for a renewal if your ITIN hasn’t expired but you are eligible for a Social Security Number (SSN), or already have a SSN.

Although the IRS can accept your tax return even with an expired ITIN, it will result in a longer processing time and delay your refunds or tax credits as the IRS will be unable to finalize your return.

Your spouse and/or dependents are not required to apply for or renew an ITIN, except when they are filing separate tax returns or you are claiming an allowable tax benefit for them.

ITIN Number Renewal Process

The requirements for an ITIN renewal are the same as for a new ITIN application. You are required to submit Form W-7 along with your U.S. federal tax return and supporting identification documents. You are also required to provide the reason for applying for a renewal.

How to Apply for an ITIN

  1. By Mail or Private Delivery Services.
  2. In person at an IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center
  3. Through a CAA (Certifying Acceptance Agent), such as FIRPTA CANADA.

Note: The IRS does not have an online option for submitting your ITIN application. You must submit your application using one of the three options above.

For complete details of the application process, see Form W-7 Instructions & ITIN Application Canada.

Make Your ITIN Renewal Easy

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Applications are sometimes rejected by the IRS for incomplete or inaccurate submissions, or invalid documents. This can cause long delays that could lead to filing your tax returns late and incurring late filing penalties and interest.

Why take any chances? We will save you:

  • The potential of submitting an inaccurate or incomplete application. There is also a risk of your documents being lost, whereas we are authorized by the IRS to authenticate the documents in person, or even by a specific virtual process to save you even more time.
  • The inconvenience of making an in-person visit to an IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center.

How Much Does it Cost to Get an ITIN?

The IRS does not charge a fee for an ITIN application if you do it yourself.

Our ITIN application and identity verification and certification service is affordable: $350 plus GST/HST per applicant, plus overnight courier costs to deliver your application to the IRS.

As an IRS Certifying Acceptance Agent, we’ve helped many Canadians obtain an ITIN in the most expedient manner possible.

Start Your ITIN Renewal Today

Our services can be provided in person or virtually through our two offices, located in Calgary and Toronto. Contact us to start the process!