ITIN SERVICE

INDIVIDUAL TAXPAYER IDENTIFICATION NUMBER SERVICE

Woodcock Notary Public is a Certifying Acceptance Agent, authorised by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), to assist US expats and other foreign persons with obtaining Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers from the UK.

Woodcock Notary Public is a Certifying Acceptance Agent authorised by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to assist US expats and other foreign persons with obtaining Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers from the UK.

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We assist individuals in obtaining an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), making it possible for them to file non-resident tax returns (1040NR) in the US.

Applying for an ITIN requires a significant amount of complex and often lengthy administrative steps. These are stresses our team can handle for you, making the process easier and more convenient for you.

How we can help

As one of the few IRS-authorised Certifying Acceptance Agents in the UK, we guide our clients through every step of the individual tax identification number application process.

We provide certified copies of ID documents and issue a W7 (officially known as a W-7 Certificate of Accuracy) to the IRS in support of applications for those eligible – which allows our clients to apply for an ITIN without needing to send original documents to the US.

Our packages

Full-service package

UPDATE: We currently only offer this service for inheritance cases where an ITIN is needed for the affairs of a deceased person in the US. 

Our bespoke full-service individual tax identification number service includes:

  • Completion of the IRS application for your ITIN number and providing certified copies of acceptable ID documents
  • Reviewing the required supported documents
  • Issuance of a Certificate of Accuracy showing that the application has been completed and all the documents provided are authentic
  • Submission of the application for processing
  • Receiving the ITIN number and providing a copy to relevant parties.

Certification package

We also offer a Certification-only package that includes:

  • ID certification accepted by the IRS
  • Issuance of a Certificate of Accuracy showing that the application has been completed and all the documents provided are authentic
  • Signing off the W7 if required as per agreement.

Certification and consultation package

For clients who need identity certification and guidance on applying for an individual tax identification number we offer a consultation and certification package that includes:

  • ID certification accepted by the IRS
  • Issuance of a Certificate of Accuracy showing that the application has been completed and all the documents provided are authentic
  • Signing off the W7 if required as per agreement
  • A one-hour consultation.

What does the process involve?

As an Certifying Acceptance Agent, Woodcock Notary Public is authorised by the IRS to complete applications for ITINs on our clients’ behalf. This means we are able to do the following on your behalf:

  • Complete the ITIN application form
  • Provide a certified copy of acceptable ID documents (Originals are still accepted where applicable)
  • Review the documentation required for submission
  • Issue a Certificate of Accuracy to the IRS (this shows the ITIN number application is complete and accurate)
  • Submit the application to the IRS ITIN Operations office
  • Receive the ITIN number from the IRS and provide a copy to you.

Mobile services

Our mobile and video appointment services also save you time; we can meet you at a location suitable to you, or hold video meetings to observe documents being certified.

Please note: we do need to see the originals of documents that are to be used in your application.

If you are unable to meet us, they can be couriered to us and mailed back via Royal Mail Special Delivery.

FAQs

An ITIN Certified Acceptance Agent is a person who is authorised by the IRS to help taxpayers obtain an ITIN.

An ITIN is a nine-digit number issued by the IRS that assists foreign taxpayers in filing a tax return. This includes resident and non-resident aliens, their spouses, and their dependents, who can apply for an ITIN if they are not eligible for a social security number.

The main reasons for applying for an ITIN include the following:

  • You need to file a US tax return
  • You have engaged in business in the US, and have received US-sourced income
  • You are a non-resident spouse or dependent of a US citizen or resident
  • You are making a claim for a US tax refund
  • You have a US Bank or Investment account
  • You have sold (or intend to sell) US Real Estate

International taxpayers in the US are categorised by the IRS as “non-resident aliens”. An alien is any individual who is not a US citizen or US national.

The main reasons for applying for an ITIN include the following:

  • You need to file a US tax return (e.g. Form 1040 or 1040-NR)
  • You are considered to have engaged in a trade or business in the US, and have received US-sourced income
  • You are a Non-Resident Spouse or Dependent of a US Citizen or Resident

The process can be summarised as follows:

  • Attach your completed tax return to the Form W-7. 
  • After the W-7 has been processed by the IRS, your return will be assigned an ITIN, and will then be processed. 
  • If you are outside of the US, it takes 9-11 weeks for the IRS to notify you in writing of your ITIN

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If you have any questions about our notary, apostille or consular services,
contact Woodcock Notary Public today.

Call us on 0800 049 2471 or email info@woodcocknotarypublic.com.

If you have any questions about our notary, apostille or consular services, contact Woodcock Notary Public today.

Call us on 0800 049 2471 or email info@woodcocknotarypublic.com.