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Applying for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Indiana University (IU) entered into an agreement, signed December 18, 2008, that allows IU to peform the function of a Certifying Acceptance Agent. This agreement authorizes Indiana University to perform interviews with the ITIN applicant, to provide assistance in the completion of the IRS Form W-7, and to submit the appropriate documentation to the IRS ITIN program office for review. A designated office on the Bloomington, Indianapolis, and South Bend campuses is authorized to provide this service and can attest to the accuracy and authentication of identifying documents for an applicant. These offices are also permitted to work directly with the IRS to resolve any issues related to the ITIN application.

The ITIN is a 9-digit number issued by the IRS to individuals that have an income tax filing requirement but who are not eligible to receive a Social Security Number (SSN). The select IU offices will assist eligible individuals in applying for, and obtaining, an ITIN at no cost to the applicant. IU resources will only be used for the ITIN application process with eligible individuals with one of the following circumstances:

  • Individual temporarily in the U.S. who will be receiving payment of an honoraria, or other compensation for service, when the individual is claiming the benefits of a tax treaty between the U.S. and the tax resident country AND the individual is not eligible for an SSN

  • Individual temporarily in the U.S. with a primary purpose of studying, teaching, or performing research for which the individual is receiving a scholarship or grant, AND the individual will not be receiving any type of compensation for services during their stay in the U.S.

If you believe you are eligible for an ITIN based on the criteria described above, please use the online procedure information below. If your campus does not have online procedures listed, please contact the designated office to discuss their specific interview and application procedure.

Campus Department Name Contact Information Online Procedure
Bloomington Financial Management Services
Tax Department
400 E. 7th St.
Poplars Building Room 527
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: (812) 856-4534
Fax: (812) 856-4861
Documents Required
Frequent Questions
Understanding your ITIN - IRS Pub. 1915
Indianapolis Office of International Affairs 902 W. New York St., ES 2126
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: (317) 274-7000
Fax: (317) 278-2213
Documents Required
Frequent Questions
Understanding your ITIN - IRS Pub. 1915
South Bend Office of International Student Services Administration Building A146X
1700 Mishawaka Avenue
P.O. Box 7111
South Bend, IN 46634-7111
Phone: (574)520-4419
Fax: (574)520-4590
Not available on campus
Internal Revenue Service
  Phone: (800) 829-1040 Understanding your ITIN - IRS Pub. 1915

Any individuals eligible for an ITIN that are not described above can still apply but must do so without assistance from an IU office. Instructions for how to apply for an ITIN on your own are included with the IRS Form W-7.

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