If your ITIN is expired, you may not receive a refund; find out here how to avoid it

File your taxes on time so you can receive your refund.


As every year, the tax season begins this monday january 27, what it can mean good news for all those who are fit to receive refunds. These refunds will begin to be given as of February 15.

Nevertheless, the Internal Collection Service (IRS) warns that who have an expired ITIN They cannot file their taxes this year, or they can do so With delay, which would imply do not receive the corresponding refund.

The ITIN is used by some contributors to file your tax return every year. It's about a number issued by the Internal Revenue Service. Instead, those who have a Social Security number (SSN) can file their taxes with him, and do not require the ITIN.

According to the authorities, million identification numbers ITIN expired in 2019. If this is your case, you must renew it as soon as possible to avoid delays in your refunds or to exclude you from certain tax credits.


The authorities warn that all ITINs issued before 2013, or that have the digits 83, 84, 85, 86 or 87 In the middle they have won. For example, if your number is similar to this: 9XX-83-XXXX, means you must renew it.

It is important to consider that ITINs with numbers 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 81 Y 82 in the middle, they had already won in 2018. And those with the numbers 70, 71, 72, 78, 79 or 80 in the middle, they expired in 2016 and 2017.

All these cases can be renewed sooner. To complete the procedure, you can check directly the IRS page, which explains the procedure in Spanish.

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