IRS Moves Away from Facial Recognition Verification
Due to concerns over privacy and data security as well as pressure from Congress, IRS will transition away from ID.me
, a third-party facial recognition service used to authenticate people creating new online accounts. IRS plans to quickly develop an additional authentication process that does not involve facial recognition.
IRS had announced the use of ID.me last year to allow taxpayers to verify their identities in order to access the Child Tax Credit Update Portal, Online Account, and other online services. Taxpayers using this verification service were required provide a photo of an identity document such as a driver’s license, state ID or passport, plus a selfie. Learn more from Accounting Today