New ITIN Rules Burdensome, AICPA Tells IRS

" The American Institute of CPAs told the IRS that the new interim rules about how taxpayers must apply for Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) for 2011 tax returns are burdensome and may prevent some taxpayers from getting the documentation they need to qualify for an ITIN. Individuals...

IRS: Revised ITIN FAQ as of Sept. 14, 2012

2012 ITIN Review Frequently Asked Questions - Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 2012-09-14

IRS Tightens ITIN Rules

Here is the Dec. 2012 news recap ; the Nov. 2012 IRS bulletins are here and here .

Excerpts From the Jan. 1, 2013 Bender's Immigration Bulletin

USCIS Issues Policy Memo on International Filings On November 30, 2012, USCIS issued a final policy memorandum outlining the circumstances in which applicants may file Form I-601 (Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility) and any associated Form I-212 (Application for Permission to Reapply...

The Immigration Scandal at DHS - Just as Bad as at IRS

" Americans are outraged when tax laws and revenue agents bite them, but seem scantly or not at all troubled when our immigration laws and their bureaucratic enforcers devour people and property rights. No doubt this disparity of concern proves the maxim that it all depends on whether your own or...

IRS: Phone Scam Targets Immigrants, Threatens Deportation

"The Internal Revenue Service today warned consumers about a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, throughout the country. Victims are told they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer . If the victim...

IRS Sounds Warning on Immigration Scammers

"The Internal Revenue Service today sounded another warning for taxpayers to guard against sophisticated and aggressive phone scams targeting consumers, particularly recent immigrants. Potential victims are threatened with deportation, arrest, having their utilities shut off or having their driver’s...