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ITIN Certified Acceptance Agent (CAA) Service

What is an ITIN?

An ITIN - Individual Taxpayer Identificaton Number is a tax identification number only available for certain foreigners and nonresident individuals, their spouses and dependents who cannot get a SSN - Social Security Number from the Social Security Administration (SSA). ITIN’s are for federal tax reporting only, and are not intended to serve any other purpose. IRS issues ITINs to help individuals comply with the U.S. tax laws, and to provide a means to efficiently process and account for tax returns and payments for those not eligible for SSNs.

What is a Certified Acceptance Agent?

A Certified Acceptance Agent is a person or an entity (business or organization) who, pursuant to a written agreement with the IRS, is authorized to assist individuals and other foreign persons who do not qualify for a Social Security Number but who still need a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN). A Certifed Acceptance Agent can certify original identy documents so that original documents do need to be sent to the IRS in most cases. The Certified Acceptance Agent issues a Certificate of Accuracy (COA) for the submitted documents. Note who cannot issue a Certificate of Accuracy (COA): 1. An Acceptance Agent (AA) cannot issue a Certificate of Accuracy - original documents must still be submited to the IRS. 2. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) cannot issue a Certificate of Accuracy - original documents must still be submited to the IRS. 3. A Enrolled Agent (EA) cannot issue a Certificate of Accuracy - original documents must still be submited to the IRS. 4. A Notary Public cannot issue a Certificate of Accuracy - original documents must still be submited to the IRS.

We offer complete ITIN service to include the preparation of the following forms:

1. Form W-7, Application for Individual Tax Payer Identification Number 2. Form W-7, (COA) Certificate of Accuracy for IRS individual Taxpayer Identification Number , along with required identity documentation. 3. Tax return review and tax return preparation if needed for ITIN Form W-7 Application. 4. ITIN renewal service [as of 2016 all ITIN’s expire and need to be renewed]

Advantages of using a Wink Tax Services Inc. Certified Acceptance Agent (CAA)

1. Derrick Winke / Wink Inc is a CAA for ITIN and will help to process ITINs primarily for H1-B, L1 and F-1 visa holders' families in the future and we will also help foreign authors, overseas investors, etc. 2. This means that we have signed a contract with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). DO NOT confuse us with Acceptance Agents (AA) or basic tax preparers who have very limited or no authority 3. We are authorized agents by IRS ITIN office and we can issue Certificate of Accuracy (COA) letter 4. The COA letter is issued when the taxpayer presents original passport or passport copies certified by the foreign issuing agency to the CAA 5. The CAA has the authority to accept or deny the documents presented. If the CAA is satisfied, only then will the CAA issue the COA letter 6. "No" original Passport required to be sent to the IRS, we can certify the copy provided to the IRS. This is unlike an Acceptance Agent (AA) or ITIN application prepared by the taxpayer or other where you must send the original and/or certified copies to IRS. 7. For any dependent, original passport or certified copies from the foreign issuing agency must be provided and mailed to the IRS, along with our COA letter, prepared tax return, and ITIN application(s). 8. The CAA also prepares and signs the ITIN application and the COA letter 9. The CAA have an exclusive (not available to the public) direct phone line with the ITIN office in Austin, TX 10. If any issue arises with the ITIN application prepared by the CAA, it can be resolved relatively quickly. Otherwise, it may take up to 6 months should you prepare it yourself. 11. We are listed at the IRS website: Certified Acceptance Agent

Reasons for an ITIN

Individuals with business activities related to the US. (Note, an ITIN does not grant the privledge to work in the US) Dependents of an individual filing a US Income tax return. o Spouse o Children o Parents Individuals receiving US taxable income such as: o Inheritances o Pensions o Annuities o Interest o Dividends o Royalties Individuals obtaining US Mortgages Foreign Individuals investing in the US Individuals subject to US backup withholding Non-resident alien required to get an ITIN to claim a Tax Treaty Benefit Non US individuals who are partners in a U.S. Partnership Non US individuals investing in a U.S. Corporation Non US individuals investing in a U.S. LLC

Documents that can be used to prove ITIN identies include:

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Photo Identification Visa issued by U.S Department of State Passport U.S. Driver’s License Foreign Military ID Card U.S. Military ID Card National Identification Card United States State ID Card Civil Birth Certificate School Records (valid for dependents under 14 years of age) Medical Records (valid for dependents under 14 years of age) Foreign Voter’s Registration Card

Who Do We Work With

We are located in Troy Michighan and have clients in most states and many countries internationaly. While we are required to conduct an in person interview with each applicant, the IRS does allow the use of video conferencing for the interview. We use various remote services for this purpose. Regardless of where you are we can help. Schedule an appointment today.
Wink Inc. | Enrolled Agents | 2701 Troy Center Dr, Ste 255 | Troy | Michigan | 48084 | Tel: 248-816-1220 | 800-276-8319 | Text: 248-800-6013|
Wink Inc. Enrolled Agents America’s Tax Experts ®
Wink Tax Services

ITIN Certified Acceptance Agent (CAA)

Service

What is an ITIN?

An ITIN - Individual Taxpayer Identificaton Number is a tax identification number only available for certain foreigners and nonresident individuals, their spouses and dependents who cannot get a SSN - Social Security Number from the Social Security Administration (SSA). ITIN’s are for federal tax reporting only, and are not intended to serve any other purpose. IRS issues ITINs to help individuals comply with the U.S. tax laws, and to provide a means to efficiently process and account for tax returns and payments for those not eligible for SSNs.

What is a Certified Acceptance Agent?

A Certified Acceptance Agent is a person or an entity (business or organization) who, pursuant to a written agreement with the IRS, is authorized to assist individuals and other foreign persons who do not qualify for a Social Security Number but who still need a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN). A Certifed Acceptance Agent can certify original identy documents so that original documents do need to be sent to the IRS in most cases. The Certified Acceptance Agent issues a Certificate of Accuracy (COA) for the submitted documents. Note who cannot issue a Certificate of Accuracy (COA): 1. An Acceptance Agent (AA) cannot issue a Certificate of Accuracy - original documents must still be submited to the IRS. 2. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) cannot issue a Certificate of Accuracy - original documents must still be submited to the IRS. 3. A Enrolled Agent (EA) cannot issue a Certificate of Accuracy - original documents must still be submited to the IRS. 4. A Notary Public cannot issue a Certificate of Accuracy - original documents must still be submited to the IRS.

We offer complete ITIN service to include the

preparation of the following forms:

1. Form W-7, Application for Individual Tax Payer Identification Number 2. Form W-7, (COA) Certificate of Accuracy for IRS individual Taxpayer Identification Number , along with required identity documentation. 3. Tax return review and tax return preparation if needed for ITIN Form W-7 Application. 4. ITIN renewal service [as of 2016 all ITIN’s expire and need to be renewed]

Advantages of using a Wink Tax Services Inc.

Certified Acceptance Agent (CAA)

1. Derrick Winke / Wink Inc is a CAA for ITIN and will help to process ITINs primarily for H1-B, L1 and F-1 visa holders' families in the future and we will also help foreign authors, overseas investors, etc. 2. This means that we have signed a contract with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). DO NOT confuse us with Acceptance Agents (AA) or basic tax preparers who have very limited or no authority 3. We are authorized agents by IRS ITIN office and we can issue Certificate of Accuracy (COA) letter 4. The COA letter is issued when the taxpayer presents original passport or passport copies certified by the foreign issuing agency to the CAA 5. The CAA has the authority to accept or deny the documents presented. If the CAA is satisfied, only then will the CAA issue the COA letter 6. "No" original Passport required to be sent to the IRS, we can certify the copy provided to the IRS. This is unlike an Acceptance Agent (AA) or ITIN application prepared by the taxpayer or other where you must send the original and/or certified copies to IRS. 7. For any dependent, original passport or certified copies from the foreign issuing agency must be provided and mailed to the IRS, along with our COA letter, prepared tax return, and ITIN application(s). 8. The CAA also prepares and signs the ITIN application and the COA letter 9. The CAA have an exclusive (not available to the public) direct phone line with the ITIN office in Austin, TX 10. If any issue arises with the ITIN application prepared by the CAA, it can be resolved relatively quickly. Otherwise, it may take up to 6 months should you prepare it yourself. 11. We are listed at the IRS website: Certified Acceptance Agent

Reasons for an ITIN

Individuals with business activities related to the US. (Note, an ITIN does not grant the privledge to work in the US) Dependents of an individual filing a US Income tax return. o Spouse o Children o Parents Individuals receiving US taxable income such as: o Inheritances o Pensions o Annuities o Interest o Dividends o Royalties Individuals obtaining US Mortgages Foreign Individuals investing in the US Individuals subject to US backup withholding Non-resident alien required to get an ITIN to claim a Tax Treaty Benefit Non US individuals who are partners in a U.S. Partnership Non US individuals investing in a U.S. Corporation Non US individuals investing in a U.S. LLC

Documents that can be used to prove

ITIN identies include:

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Photo Identification Visa issued by U.S Department of State Passport U.S. Driver’s License Foreign Military ID Card U.S. Military ID Card National Identification Card United States State ID Card Civil Birth Certificate School Records (valid for dependents under 14 years of age) Medical Records (valid for dependents under 14 years of age) Foreign Voter’s Registration Card

Who Do We Work With

We are located in Troy Michighan and have clients in most states and many countries internationaly. While we are required to conduct an in person interview with each applicant, the IRS does allow the use of video conferencing for the interview. We use various remote services for this purpose. Regardless of where you are we can help. Schedule an appointment today.
Wink Inc. Enrolled Agents | 2701 Troy Center Dr, Ste 255 | Troy | Michigan | 48084 | Tel: 248-816-1220 | TF: 800-276-8319 | Text: 248-800-6013 |