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A Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) is an identification number used by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the administration of tax laws.
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U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad
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Taxation of Nonresident Aliens
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Contact My Local Office Internationally
If you are a taxpayer who resides outside of the United States, the IRS has staff in four U.S. embassies and consulates. These offices have tax forms and publications, can help you with account problems, and answer your questions about notices and bills.
Federal Unemployment Tax
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Foreign Earned Income Exclusion
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Foreign Students and Scholars
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Taxation of U.S. Resident Aliens
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