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Why Choose a CERTIFYING Acceptance Agent?
What is the difference between an IRS Acceptance Agent (AA)and an IRS Certifying Acceptance Agent (CAA)? Both help eligible individuals to apply for an IRS ITIN number, but the Certifying Acceptance Agent can do two things that an Acceptance Agent is not licensed to do.
- A Certifying Acceptance Agent (CAA) can certify the authenticity of an applicant’s supporting identification documents. An Acceptance Agent (AA) does not have this authority. Individuals applying through an Acceptance Agent (AA) must either submit their original identification documents, or submit a copy of the original supporting documents certified by the issuing agency, A State Department employee at a US Embassy, or a foreign notary authorized under the Hague Convention.
- A Certifying Acceptance Agent (CAA) can receive the IRS ITIN number. The Acceptance Agent (AA) cannot.