Alberni Caballero & Fierman, LLP has been recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a Certifying Acceptance Agent (CAA), authorizing the firm to assist foreign individuals in obtaining an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).
As Certifying Acceptance Agents the firm of Alberni Caballero & Fierman, LLP can expedite the issuance of Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs)
What does this mean for our clients?
- We have signed a contract with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ITIN office.
- 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.
- That rather than sending ORIGINAL identification documents to an IRS Office, our clients may provide that information to us, and we can expedite the issuance of an ITIN.
- “No” original Passport or certified copy of passport needed to be mailed to IRS
- 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) (as of 01/01/2013)
- 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: http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Acceptance-Agents—Florida