ITINs - IRS gets blasted by National Taxpayer Advocate

In their 2013 annual report to Congress, the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) reported the ITIN application process as one of its Most Serious Problems of 2013.  The TAS has recognized the IRS ITIN program as a problem for several years.  This year the situation gets even worse as the new procedures the IRS has implemented has caused the process to become even more burdensome, and the number of ITIN rejections to increase.  Their conclusion, "the ITIN program will continue to suffer in terms of facilitation compliance by ITIN taxpayers and preventing fraud."

Link to the Report