Office of International Affairs International Student & Scholar Services Tax Id Number

Tax Identification Numbers Info

Most tax reports require a tax identification number. The Social Security Number is used by most people who are authorized to work in the United States, but persons who do not have employment authorization may not be eligible for a social security number. Persons who are not eligible to apply for a social security number can apply to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).

Texas Tech University is a Certifying Acceptance Agent for ITIN applications. Information and applications are available from Bob Crosier in the Office of International Affairs, 742-2974, or from Sharon Williamson in the Office of Tax Compliance and Reporting, 742-3255. Applicants must have their immigration documents with them to complete an application.

Social Security Number applications are processed at the Social Security Administration office at 2002 West Loop 289 in Lubbock which is just outside the Loop on the south side of 19th Street behind the Burger King. Applicants must have their immigration documents with them to complete an application. F-1 students must also have a letter from their Designated School Official (DSO) and documentation of employment at the University.

revised: 9/2004