Jump to content

IRS Will Require Facial Recognition Scans to Access Your Taxes Online


hegemony
 Share

Recommended Posts

IRS Will Require Facial Recognition Scans to Access Your Taxes Online

..

 

Quote

Users attempting to log in to their accounts using ID.me will have to create an account with the company by uploading either a driver’s license, passport, or passport card. Users are then told to use a cellphone camera or their computer’s webcam to take a selfie. According to ID.me’s website, the company uses a face match facial recognition system to verify the selfie matches the provided government document. If approved in ID.me’s system, users can then use these credentials to verify their identity across any of ID.me’s partners.

 

If ID.me’s system fails to verify a selfie or flags other issues that could be considered fraud, the user may then join a recorded video call with an ID.me representative called a “Trusted Referee.” ID.me claims it has verified more than 2.8 million people through these referees and has begun implementing some in-person identity verification options across the country.

seems like a solution looking for a problem.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


  • 3 weeks later...

I've used such a service with certain fintech companies when I have gotten locked out of my accounts. Synchrony did this as well for me to open an account a while back. I changed my phone number last year and it was a real pain in the behind because everything uses 2FA now, so I got locked out of a few things. I can't say I mind the IRS doing this though because I have previously been unable to do anything with them online. They always asked for two methods that never worked for me. The first one was matching my phone number to my name, which didn't work because I am on a family plan in my DH's name. The second method was to type in a credit card number that is on my credit report. I couldn't ever get either method to work, but I have had luck with the selfie/ID system for other services, so maybe this will be a positive change.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share




  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      185317
    • Most Online
      2046

    Newest Member
    Froggie
    Joined
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Guidelines