There is no Internal Revenue Service (IRS) office at the Embassy. For more detailed information or assistance, please consult the IRS webpage at www.irs.gov.
Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer
Identification Number (ITIN)
Use newly revised (04/15/03) IRS form W-7 to apply for an ITIN. An ITIN is a nine-digit number issued by the IRS to individuals who are required to have a U.S. taxpayer identification number but who do not have, and are not eligible to obtain, a Social Security number.
It is the taxpayer's obligation to send the completed W-7 to the IRS together with the original or certified/notarized copies of documents substantiating the information provided on the form.
Further Instructions are contained on the actual form:
- Download Form W-7
- Edit online and print Form W-7
- Request the form by phone: Forms & Publications Order Line (800)829-3676
Completed W-7 forms should be mailed to:
Internal Revenue Service, ITIN Operation
P.O. Box 149342
Austin, TX 78714-9342
or go to Where to file Tax returns for more information.
Recently U.S. Embassy Manila's American Citizen Services team hosted an American Taxpayers Workshop conducted by visiting IRS Tax Attache Chinchie Killfoil. Ms. Killfoil is currently the IRS Tax Attache assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China. She has regional responsibility covering China, Japan, Korea, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and others. With over 26 years of experience with IRS, Ms. Killfoil's guidance and expertise in tax matters for overseas taxpayers was on full display. The Tax Workshop was conducted LIVE on April 10, 2013 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm Philippine time. You can find the on-demand video of the Tax Workshop by clicking here.
You can also use this email address to have your overseas tax questions answered email@example.com.