Filing Taxes with an ITIN
If you are earning wages or income in the United States as a resident, a citizen, or a visitor, you have to pay income taxes. If you do not have a Social Security number, you’ll need an Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) to file. The IRS does not share information about ITIN taxpayers with the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services or Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
ITINs can also help you:
- Open a bank account that pays interest
- Get a loan for a car or home
- Claim important tax credits
- Prove you have filed your taxes if you will be applying for U.S residency