Immigrant Taxpayer Issues
The IRS Warns of Consequences when a Taxpayer Uses an Unskilled or Unscrupulous Tax Preparer.
Every tax return or other tax document must have an identification number on it. Taxpayers who are legal residents of the United States use their social security number. Taxpayers whose status does not allow them to get a social security number need to apply for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).