Ben Franklin Tax Services is a
CAA for ITIN since
and successfully processed thousands
of ITINs for H1B / H4, L1 / L2,
B1 / B2 and F1 / F2 visa holders' families.
We have also helped foreign authors, overseas investors, etc.
This means that we have signed a contract with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ITIN office.
DO NOT confuse us with Acceptance Agents (AA) or basic tax preparers who have very limited or no authority
We are authorized agents by IRS ITIN office and we can issue Certificate of Accuracy (COA) letter
The COA letter is issued when the taxpayer presents
original passport or passport copies certified by the foreign issuing agency to the CAA
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
"No" original passport or certified copy of passport needed to be mailed to IRS for
Spouse & Dependent(s) (as of 10/01/2016)
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
The CAA also prepares and signs the ITIN application and the COA letter
The CAA have an exclusive (ie: not available to the general public) direct phone line with the ITIN office in Austin, TX
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
We are listed at the IRS website.
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