IRS Form W-7, Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number - also known as the individual tax identification number application - is the form filled out by the foreigners to request the issuance or renewal of their Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). The form is released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The form was last revised in September 2016. Download the up-to-date Form W-7 fillable version through the link below.
An ITIN is a nine-digit number issued by the IRS. It is provided to the individuals who are not eligible for a Social Security number (SSN). This number serves for federal tax purposes only and does not make you eligible for social security benefits or influence your immigration status. Foreigners usually need this number when filing a United States federal tax return, looking to buy a house in the United States, and in other similar situations.