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Sept. 30, 2009
A common question asked at the Department is “Do I need a green card or Social Security number to file my taxes?” The simple answer is no. However, if you do not have a green card or Social Security number, the Department requires that you have an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).
An ITIN is issued out by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). This number is issued regardless of immigration status because both resident and nonresident aliens are required to file and pay state and federal taxes.
The ITIN is not intended to serve any other purpose other than filing your federal and state taxes. An ITIN does not authorize work in the United States or provide eligibility for Social Security benefits or the Earned Income Tax Credit.
Individuals who would need an ITIN include:
To receive an ITIN from the IRS, a person would need to fill out an Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (IRS Form W-7).
You may also apply using the services of an IRS-authorized Acceptance Agent or by visiting an IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center instead of mailing your information to the IRS.
To get more information about applying for an ITIN, you can visit the IRS at 575 N. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis, IN 46204or call at (800) 829-1040.
For more information about Indiana taxes, you can also speak with a bilingual representative at the Indiana Department of Revenue. Call (317) 232-2240 (press 2 for Spanish) from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Or you can submit questions via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also visit the Department’s Web site at www.impuestos.in.gov/
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