IRS approves Global Financial Outsource Svcs, Inc. as Certifying Acceptance Agent

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On February 18, 2004, the IRS and Global Financial Outsource Svcs, Inc. (dba Universal Check Cashing MN), entered into an agreement whereby the IRS approved Global Financial to act as a Certifying Acceptance Agent pursuant to Federal Treasury Regulation §301.6109-1(d)(3)(iv) of the Income Tax Regulations and Revenue Procedure 96-52.

As a Certifying Acceptance Agent, Global Financial Outsource Svcs, Inc. is authorized to act on behalf of alien individuals and other foreign persons with respect to obtaining an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) or an Employer Identification Number (EIN) from the IRS. Global is authorized to submit Form W-7 to the IRS on behalf of an applicant, without being required to attach supporting documentary evidence. Being a Certifying Acceptance Agent does not authorize Global Financial Outsource Svcs, Inc. to represent or act as an agent of the IRS.

Internal Revenue Service Requirements

Effective January 1, 1997, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) does not accept tax returns submitted without a valid Social Security Number (SSN), or an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). An individual classified as a U.S. citizen or a foreign person legally entitled to work in the U.S. may obtain an SSN by filing Form SS-5, Application for a Social Security Card with the Social Security Administration. An individual not qualified for an SSN that is required to furnish a taxpayer identification number to the IRS, because either they are required to file a U.S. tax return or they are listed on a tax return as a spouse or a dependent, must apply for an ITIN by filing Form W-7, Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number. (The Spanish version of this form, W-7(SP), is also available on the Internal Revenue Service’s website.)

An ITIN is a nine-digit number beginning with a “9” that is issued for federal tax purposes only for which the IRS uses to identify and process individual returns. An ITIN does not entitle an individual to Social Security benefits or the Earned Income Tax Credit, nor does it establish an individual’s immigration status or right to work in the U.S.


Assisting in the process of obtaining an ITIN

Global Financial Outsource Svcs, Inc. has designated George Frambo as Responsible Party. A Responsible Party assists applicants by explaining the process and by helping with the preparation of Form W-7. This may require translation into a foreign language. Global Financial Outsource Svcs, Inc. ensure that the information provided on Form W-7 and the required documentary evidence is accurate and complete.


Form W-7 must be supported by documentary evidence of alien status and identity. For this purpose, a Responsible Party shall request every applicant to provide documentary evidence as follows:

·    Passport

·    National Identity Card (must contain name, photograph, address, date of birth, and expiration date)

·    Driver’s License (U.S.)

·    Civil Birth Certificate

·    Medical Records (Dependents Only)

·    Driver’s License (Foreign)

·    State Identification Card (U.S.)

·    Voter’s Registration Card (Foreign)

·    Military Identification Card (U.S.)

·    Military Registration Card (Foreign)

·    School Records (Dependents and/or Students Only)

·    Visa (issued by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS), formerly Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS) formerly Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS)

·    U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS)


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