The IRS and The Original Tax Place on Main Street entered into an agreement whereby the IRS approved us to act as a Certifying Acceptance Agent pursuant to Federal Treasury Regulation Â§301.6109-1(d)(3)(iv) of the Income Tax Regulations and Revenue Procedure 96-52.
As a Certifying Acceptance Agent, we are authorized to act on behalf of alien individuals and other foreign persons with respect to obtaining an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) or an Employer Identification Number (EIN) from the IRS. We are authorized to submit Form W-7 to the IRS on behalf of an applicant, without being required to attach supporting documentary evidence. Being a Certifying Acceptance Agent does not authorize us to represent or act as an agent of the IRS.
As a Certifying Acceptance Agent, we can:
- Meet with and assist the applicant in completing the IRS Form W-7, Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number.
- Review the required documentation to verify a foreign individual’s status and identify and submit the application on behalf of the foreign individual.
- Certify to the IRS that the foreign individual’s application is complete, accurate and that the documentation provided to us for review is authentic, eliminating the need for the original identifying documents being submitted to the IRS with the application.
- Receive the individual’s ITIN directly from the IRS and communicate with the IRS on behalf of the foreign individual on matters relating to the issuance of an ITIN. We offer this service to our clients and foreign nationals to assist in the compliance with IRS withholding regulations and assist individuals and other entities who are eligible to obtain the benefit of a reduced withholding under an income tax treaty and in completing Forms W-8 and 8233.