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#2145514 - 09/11/17 03:53 PM ITIN Question
beegee Offline
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Is it a requirement to have an ITIN to open an account for NRAs?

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#2145539 - 09/11/17 05:33 PM Re: ITIN Question beegee
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#2145764 - 09/13/17 11:32 AM Re: ITIN Question beegee
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As a matter of policy supported by a wealth of arguments, many banks say "No U.S. TIN, no account."

If your bank is not going to require a U.S. TIN then you should at least require a TIN assigned by the individual's country of origin as a condition of opening the account. The CTR and the 1042S expect you to have one...
In this world you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant. Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant.

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