How to get ITIN for H4 visa L1 dependent spouse wife or kids
According to new rule, dependent visa holder will not get SSN. So, you have to get ITIN to file your taxes. These are the simple steps you have to follow to get your ITIN for H4 visa L1 dependent spouse wife or kids.
Step 1. Prepare your tax documents and Fill the W-7 Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number. Generally you can ask your tax filler agent. They will prepare all the tax documents and W-7 for you.
Step 2. Remember to get ITIN, you have to do paper filling. But you can not simply mail these documents to IRS office. They will have to verify your identity before issuing ITIN. Please follow one of these two options to get your ITIN easily,.
Step 2(a). Book an appointment with the nearby IRS office. Carry your passport and your spouse/kids’ passport.
Step 2(b). You can also contact with IRS private agents. I found this method easy as they will get you your ITIN quickly. You may not need to visit them physically. You just need to send your IRS docs and scanned passport copy. For my wife, the agent did a video call over skype for verification. Since it is private agent, you have to pay them somewhere between $200 to $400.
Step 3. Once you receive the ITIN, within 20 days, you will get your federal returns. But you will have to mail IRS documents with ITIN number to your state tax department to get state tax returns.