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Notify IRS about your new SSN & rescind ITIN

Individuals who are not eligible to receive a Social Security Number (SSN) instead get an Individual Tax Payer Identification Number (ITIN).

An alien individual can't have both an ITIN and a SSN. Therefore, once you receive your SSN (e.g., after getting an EAD), you will have to rescind your ITIN.

After you receive your new SSN, you will have to send a letter to the IRS ITIN Unit requesting a rescind of your ITIN. The SSN will become the primary number and must be used for all future filing purposes. The IRS will void the ITIN. All prior tax information under the ITIN will be associated with the new SSN.

Send a letter to:

Internal Revenue Service

ITIN Operation

P.O. Box 149342

Austin, TX 78714-9342

Enclose the copies of your ITIN and SSN.

You will then receive a letter from the IRS confirming that your ITIN was revoked and to use your new SSN for all tax purposes.

source: http://www.immihelp....etting-ssn.html

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How to Transfer Your Credit History to a Newly Assigned SSN

When you are assigned a new Social Security Number (SSN), your previous credit history will not automatically transfer. Credit history is not kept by the Social Security Administration. Instead, the three major credit bureaus, Experian, TransUnion and Equifax, keep their own records of your credit history. Therefore, to transfer your credit history you will need to notify each of the credit bureaus directly and provide evidence of your claim.

1. Contact your current lenders and inform them of your newly assigned SSN. They should begin to report your credit under your new number.

2. Type a letter to the credit bureau, explaining that you have a new SSN. Keep the letter simple and to the point. List all previous numbers you had credit under and any previous names you used. Request that your account be listed in your new credit report.

3.Print four copies of the letter, one for each of the three credit bureaus and one for your own records. Sign the three copies for the credit bureaus.

4. Address one envelope to each credit bureau, affix a stamp and write your return address. The three credit bureau addresses are as follows:

Equifax

P.O. Box 740241

Atlanta, GA 30374

Experian

P.O. Box 2002

Allen, TX 75013

TransUnion

P.O. Box 1000

Chester, PA 19022

5. Make three copies of the document you received from the Social Security Administration informing you of your newly assigned SSN. Attach one to each letter and put each letter in an envelope. Mail the letters to the credit bureaus.

6. Wait a month or two and request a free copy of your credit report through AnnualCreditReport.com from each credit bureau. Verify that your credit history has been transferred by each credit bureau. If it has not, call the credit bureau in question to sort out the problem.

Equifax

1-800-685-1111

Experian

1-888-397-3742

TransUnion

1-800-888-4213

source: http://www.ehow.com/...signed-ssn.html

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Notify Selective Service (males 18-25 yrs old only)

If you are a man ages 18 through 25 and living in the U.S., then you must register with Selective Service. It’s the law. According to law, a man must register with Selective Service within 30 days of his 18th birthday. Selective Service will accept late registrations but not after a man has reached age 26. You may be denied benefits or a job if you have not registered. You can register at any U.S. Post Office and do not need a social security number.

When you do obtain a social security number, let Selective Service know. Provide a copy of your new social security number card; being sure to include your complete name, date of birth, Selective Service registration number, and current mailing address; and mail to:

Selective Service System

P.O. Box 94636

Palatine, IL 60094-4636

source: http://www.sss.gov/default.htm

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Do not forget to contact your bank and/or any other relevant institution (school, memberships, etc.) about your new SSN.

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I heard it will automatically cancel if you didn't use itin number for 3~6 months

I believe this is not the case. I never used my number more than once a year when my parents filed their taxes and it was not cancelled. Also, if there is a specific surrendering process we need to follow I assume the ITIN does not expire/cancel on its own.

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I believe this is not the case. I never used my number more than once a year when my parents filed their taxes and it was not cancelled. Also, if there is a specific surrendering process we need to follow I assume the ITIN does not expire/cancel on its own.

It is like a SSN, it doesn't expires on it's own. :)

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how will we know they have canceled owr ITIN. I send them a letter last week telling them I had a new SSN and I send them copys of both but I havent received anything back. Should I just assume they have canceled it or should I call some where?

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I received a letter today from the IRS stating they revoked my ITIN because I have a SSN now. I sent the letter requesting the IRS to rescind my ITIN back in November. Here is the letter from the IRS if anyone is curious.

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Hello guys I have a question!

Is it really necessary to surrender the itin number?

What would happen if a person does not call irs to cancel that numbef?

Somebody help me answer this question!!!!

it is important you notified them specialy if you have file income taxes in the past, so that you can have Social security credit transfer to your new SSN . This is the # 1800-829-1040

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I'm about to turn 27 in a month, do I still need to notify the Selective Service? I know I registered when I started college like 8 years ago, but I can't find any of the documents/number they sent me.

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I'm about to turn 27 in a month, do I still need to notify the Selective Service? I know I registered when I started college like 8 years ago, but I can't find any of the documents/number they sent me.

No, you are older than required.

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I was just wondering what exactly does it mean to explain I have a new SSN? I really want to update my credit history with my new SSN but don't know how to explain them why I got a new one. My previous one was a fake number I made up. Should I just say that I got a new one and that's it?

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how long does it take for the IRS to send you a letter when rescinding a ITIN, I've sent mine over three weeks ago, how long does it usually take them to send you a letter back ?

 

2-3 months

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I was just wondering what exactly does it mean to explain I have a new SSN? I really want to update my credit history with my new SSN but don't know how to explain them why I got a new one. My previous one was a fake number I made up. Should I just say that I got a new one and that's it?

I have a similar question. I had previous credit cards with a fake but used my real name and DOB. All of which I payed off and closed when filled for daca. Now that i have my SSN i am not being approved for any kind of credit card. 

Can i re open and notify my old credit companies to "update" my SSN??? 

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