• IRS.gov account for foreign person

    From David Samuel Barr@21:1/5 to All on Fri Jul 23 16:24:25 2021
    An overseas friend wrote me about
    the problem he is having trying to
    set up an IRS Online Account in
    that he is stymied when he gets to
    the physical address entry since
    it won't accept addresses not in
    the US. Of course, the instructions
    I found clearly state "If you have
    an international mailing address,
    the only IRS.gov tool for which you
    can register is the Online Payment
    Agreement and you must request an
    activation code by postal mail.
    Generally, taxpayers or tax
    professionals with international
    addresses will be unable to register
    for Get Transcript Online, View Your
    Tax Account, Get an Identity
    Protection PIN or e-Services tools
    for tax professionals."

    Seems pretty clearcut, but after
    over 20 years on this group I
    figure someone on it may have not
    only encountered this but possibly
    found a way around it (it does say
    "generally," in front of the caveat
    so maybe there are exceptions to be
    had), so just tossing it out there
    in case anyone has any bright ideas.

    Thanks muchly.

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