According with the IRS: “An 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) to process a Form 1040 and other tax schedules. The Acceptance Agent facilitates the application process by reviewing the necessary documents and forwarding the completed forms to IRS”
At Acceptance Agent Services, Accounting2Easy is considered as Certifying Acceptance Agent because we can file ITIN applications on behalf of our clients and certify that we have the original identification documents in our possession during the interview, in order to check the security features and authenticate the documents, to ensure that this documentation or a certified copy from the issuing agency, are met the ITIN application requirements, without losing the possession of this important identify documentation. Accounting2Easy.
As an Certifying Acceptance Agent (CAA), what we can do?
- As an CAA, Accounting2Easy has signed a contract with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ITIN office as Certifying Acceptance Agent (CAA) and our function is certify identification documents for the primary and secondary applicants and now we also are allowed to authenticate the passport and birth certificate for dependents.
- As an CAA, Accounting2Easy is not required to send original documentary evidence with the ITIN application and federal tax return to the IRS.
- As an CAA, Accounting2Easy has direct telephone access to the ITIN Operations to follow the status of applications
- As an CAA, Accounting2Easy can contact the ITIN Policy office for any technical assistance and/or rejected applications.
- As an CAA, Accounting2Easy MUST conduct an in person interview with each applicant (primary, secondary and dependent) in order to complete the application. If we have to make a Video conferencing (i.e. SKYPE) we must have the original identification documents in our possession during the interview.