Whether you are applying for a new Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) or an ITIN renewal, we can help you avoid the time-consuming and confusing process of applying on your own.

If you apply on your own, you must submit the application on IRS Form W-7 along with supporting documents proving your identity and foreign (Canadian) status. You can either mail your application and supporting documents (typically your passport) to the IRS, or visit an IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center. Both options take time and you run the risk of rejection if the application isn’t properly done.

If you’re considering applying by mail, your passport will be returned to you via mail, taking up to 60 days or more to get it back in your hands. One of the greatest benefits of working with a Certified Acceptance Agent is the accelerated process.

Why Use an IRS Certified Acceptance Agent?

As an IRS Certified Acceptance Agent (CAA), we ensure your application is properly filed, with all applicable supporting documents, and processed by the IRS in the shortest amount of time. The CAA accreditation was awarded to our firm for meeting education and training standards and passing IRS background and tax compliance checks.

We are authorized by way of a written agreement with the IRS to assist Canadians and other foreign persons.  We facilitate the process by reviewing the necessary supporting documents, authenticating your identity, and forwarding the completed forms to the IRS.

The IRS does not accept documents certified by a lawyer, Notary Public, or Commissioner of Oaths. Certified Acceptance Agents, however, are able to authenticate the original identity and foreign status documents.

We will confirm your identity and complete a Certificate of Accuracy for submission along with your Form W-7.

Added Value Services: Tax Return Preparation

In most cases, an ITIN is required to file your U.S. federal tax return. One of the more common reasons for filing a U.S. tax return is the sale of your U.S. real property (real estate).

Our team has the experience to efficiently assist you in navigating the various stages of the sale of your U.S. property, and filing the applicable FIRPTA compliance and/or withholding certificate forms.  We will work with your title or escrow company and support them with the appropriate documentation related to FIRPTA.

We can save you the hassle, and often the high cost, of finding a U.S. tax preparer. We are experienced in U.S., Canadian, and cross-border tax, and have helped many of our ITIN clients with their tax return preparation. We can also prepare your U.S. state tax return if required.

Our ITIN Fees:

$325, plus GST/HST, for an ITIN application (per applicant), plus disbursements to overnight courier the application to the IRS.

Why Make Getting Your ITIN Number Hard on Yourself?

It can be a real time-consuming challenge to do your own ITIN application. That’s why we’re here. We’ll not only save you valuable time and probably lots of aggravation, but we will also ensure the appropriate supporting documents are submitted correctly so your application will not be rejected or delayed.

As an IRS Certified Acceptance Agent, we’ve helped many people just like you apply for an ITIN, virtually or in person. Contact us today and we’ll look after the entire process quickly, efficiently, and affordably so you can breathe easy. Isn’t that a relief?