Individual Tax Identification Numbers
ITIN Applications Made Easy in Calgary
ITINs and Acceptance agents in Calgary. Two unique concepts that many Canadians have never heard about. Kahane Law can help.
What is an ITIN?
An ITIN is an Individual Tax Identification Number.In Canada the federal and provincial governments can track you and your taxes by was of a Social Insurance Number. In the United States the use Social Security numbers. If you do not live in the US, but need to deal with taxes there, the government and the IRS need a Number to track you with. This is the purpose of an ITIN. If you do not have one, then you can face a withholding tax or other penalties for not being able to file tax returns. An ITIN does not allow you to work in the US or get Social Security benefits. The form required to be completed for this application is the W-7.
What is an acceptance agent?
A Certifying Acceptance Agent is a person who has been cleared by the US government to confirm your identity when you apply for a ITIN from outside the US. An acceptance agent has been finger printed and been cleared by the FBI to be trusted for this role in assisting the IRS. Acceptance agents are usually accountants or lawyers in Canada but not always. You can see below for a link to the full list of Acceptance agents in Canada. In addition to the W-7, we must submit a specific form signed by the acceptance agent.
Kahane Law as ITIN Acceptance Agent
Jeffrey Kahane and Kahane Law are authorized by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to provide Certifying Acceptance Agent services on behalf of our Canadian Clients in order to facilitate the application process leading to the IRS issuance of ITINs. We are also able to complete and submit Form W7 on our clients’ behalf. This saves our clients from having to travel to the US to get an ITIN.
Common Needs For an ITIN
You can use an Acceptance Agent to get your ITIN if you are in the following situations: (please note that this list is not exhaustive)
- You have a US rental Property
- Selling a US Property
- Royalty Income
- Business Income
- Required to File State or Federal Tax Returns
- Lottery, Competition or Gambling Winnings
- Other US Based Revenue
Acceptance Agents with ITIN Applications
If you require an ITIN but do not want to travel to the US for identification/application purposes. An Acceptance Agent can apply for your ITIN for you.
ITIN Acceptance Agent in Calgary
US government page on ITINs. Click Here
Our confirmation being an Acceptance Agent on US government site. Click here