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London IRS Acceptance Agent

Just Breve - London IRS Acceptance Agent

Looking for a London based IRS Acceptance Agent?

Just Breve are a London based Certifying Acceptance Agent. We have a license with the IRS to certify identity documents for the purpose of applying for an ITIN.

Our license requires us to prepare Form W-7 (Application for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number) and to complete Form W-7(COA) also known as a Certificate of Accuracy. This document is attached to the ITIN application along with the appropriate supporting documentation.

What supporting documents are required?

All ITIN applications require some form of supporting document attached. This will either be a US tax return (Form 1040 or Form 1040NR) OR an exception to filing a tax return.

There are 5 exceptions in total - some of which have sub sections.

The documents for each exception require different types of supporting documents, depending on the reason used. These exceptions include:

  • income received - interest / dividends / royalties / pensions / annuities / rental income

  • bank interest received for a business bank account

  • income received by partners of a US or foreign partnership that invests in the US

All of the above have to have income being generated in the current tax year.

  • Wages / Compensation / Honorarium income - either with or without a tax treaty

  • Scholarships / Fellowships and Grants - either with or without a tax treaty

  • Gambling winnings

  • Third party reporting of Mortgage interest

  • Third Party Withholding - Disposition of US real property by a foreign person (or someone party to)

All of the above require documents proving the transaction / withholding

In all cases - the reason for the application has to be determined at the outset and supporting documents are required to be provided by the applicant. If these documents are not attached, the application will reject.

How can Just Breve help me?

Just Breve can assist from start to finish with all ITIN applications. As an experienced CAA (certified acceptance agent) we deal with all types of cases and scenarios. We won't proceed until we know you are eligible and will be accepted based on the documents you have available (or documents you will need to obtain from your US agents).

Once the reason for the application has been established, we will advise the correct documentation required from you (and we will try to help) by liaising with your US agents to obtain it (by email initially and then by phone if required).

How long does an application take to process?

All ITIN applications for international applicants take 7 to 11 weeks to be processed by the ITIN unit in Austin, Texas.

Currently due to Covid19 delays - this is taking much longer as the unit is on reduced staffing and have only recently reopened after 10 weeks of being closed. Estimated application times are between 4 to 6 months.

Contact us today:

T: 0208 1444632


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