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IRS Urges Taxpayers with Expiring ITINs to Submit Renewal Applications as Year-End Deadline Approaches

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers with expiring Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) to submit their renewal applications as soon as possible. Failing to renew them by the end of the year will cause refund and processing delays in 2018.

November 1, 2017

The IRS mailed more than 1 million letters to taxpayer households that include an ITIN holder with middle digits 70, 71, 72 or 80. Affected taxpayers who expect to file a tax return in 2018 should submit a renewal application now.

To help taxpayers, the IRS has prepared a variety of informational materials, including flyers and fact sheets, available in several languages on IRS.gov. In addition to English and Spanish, ITIN materials are available in Chinese, Korean, Haitian Creole, Russian and Vietnamese.

See the news bulletin, IR-2017-184, for more information and answers to:

  • Who Should Renew an ITIN?
  • How to Renew an ITIN?
  • Avoid Common Errors Now; Prevent Delays Next Year

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