Foreign Nationals

We cover specific foreign national assignment questions from corporate human resource, tax, and legal departments.

Certifying Acceptance Agent

IMPORTANT: As of June 22, 2012, the IRS has begun a review of the ITIN appliction process. During this review the Service will not accept notarized documents or those documents certified by an acceptance agent. Original documents must be sent directly to the ITIN Unit. They note in the FAQ that an applicant must wait 65 days from submission to follow-up on any documents not returned. Further information is available at the article on the IRS Newsroom.

We understand that this is a tremendous burden on taxpayers which will effectively prevent many of them from applying for an ITIN. Our firm is actively working with professional organizations and other sources on this problem.

J. Allis & Co., LLC has a certifying acceptance agent agreement with the IRS to process applications for an ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number). The firm's acceptance agent reviews original documents and Form W-7 in accordance with the IRS agreement.

We do not offer this service to the general public. The firm only provides this service to client companies with large number of employees in remote locations. These are typically crewmembers holding an OCS endorsement to a B-1/B-2 visa aboard foreign construction, geophysical or drilling vessels in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM).

As part of our process, we can work with you to develop processes and procedures so that the most cost-effective methods are used to obtain necessary documentation to suport the ITIN application. For example, we train client personnel at no charge on the acceptable documents that may be notarized and application process.. We can also work with your shipping agent or office crewing personnel.