IRS warning - 2 million ITINs to expire

The IRS has posted a warning that nearly two million Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) are set to expire at the end of 2019 as the Internal Revenue Service continues to urge affected taxpayers to submit their renewal applications early to avoid refund delays next year. Under the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, ITINs that have not been used on a federal tax return at least once in the last three consecutive years will expire December 31, 2019.

ITINs with middle digits 83, 84, 85, 86 or 87 that have not already been renewed will also expire at the end of the year. Affected taxpayers who expect to file a tax return in 2020 must submit a renewal application as soon as possible. Additional details are available on the IRS ITIN information page.