In the United States, an ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number) is issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to individuals who are not eligible for a Social Security Number but need to fulfill their tax obligations. While an ITIN is primarily used for tax purposes, it does not affect your ability to file for bankruptcy.
Generally, bankruptcy laws in the United States do not require individuals to have a Social Security Number (SSN) to file for bankruptcy. You can typically file for bankruptcy using your ITIN instead of an SSN. However, it’s crucial to consult with a bankruptcy attorney who can guide you through the process and help you understand any potential implications specific to your situation.
Remember, bankruptcy laws can be complex, and the requirements can differ depending on your location. Seeking professional legal advice will ensure you receive accurate and up-to-date information tailored to your circumstances.
If you are ready to file for bankruptcy, contact our Los Angeles bankruptcy lawyer today at (818) 714-2200.