IRS Wants Your Face on File, Will Require Facial-Recognition Online - Privacy Experts Sound Alarm
To verify their identity with ID.me, taxpayers will need to provide a photo of an identity document such as a driver's license, state ID, or passport.
Once their identity has been verified, they can securely access IRS online services, the IRS explained in a November press release.
The IRS has been working hard to make improvements in this area, and this new verification process is designed to make IRS online applications as secure as possible for people," said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig.
Taxpayers who need help verifying their identity or submitting a support ticket can visit the ID.me IRS Help Site.
"The IRS emphasizes taxpayers can pay or file their taxes without submitting a selfie or other information to a third-party identity verification company.
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