IRS portal will now have facial recognition
In order to provide greater security to its users, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website has now decided to add facial recognition. This was reported by the WSNV7 web portal.
People will now have to take a photo, like a driver's license, and enter it into the tax agency's system software.
Since last year, ID.me together with the IRS began the process of verifying the identities of more than half of the unemployment agencies across the country.
IRS system needs to be more rigorous
John Davisson, director of litigation and senior counsel for the Electronic Privacy Information Center, or EPIC, said the implementation of the facial system has to exist because an agency of this magnitude must have strict security arrangements.
"I think any plan that inserts a private intermediary into the system to access critical information or obtain benefits from a government agency deserves a lot of scrutiny," Davisoon said.
The next time you try to log in to the IRS website, you'll be urged to verify your identity by taking a picture of a photo ID and then taking a video selfie with a smartphone or computer. https://t.co/3uqvcKcj2s
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The IRS noted that you do not need to have an online account in order to get your facial verification.
"We emphasize that taxpayers can pay or file their taxes without sending a selfie or other information to a third-party identity verification company." (Taxpayers can also, for example, request a transcript that will arrive by mail) ", indicated the agency.
Taxpayers ask for help
But before the new IRS regulations, many people have had to resort to social networks to request help on how to take their identification selfie.
This is the case of the English teacher Ari Herzog, who resorts to social networks in the hope of obtaining help from the company in charge of carrying out the process.
"I saw a message that current logins will be required to use this new ID.me system starting this summer," Herzog told the media.
Author: Daniel Parra 4:29 pm