Thursday January 20, 2022 – The IRS has been promoting IRS.gov for some years, promising a list of online services and ease of use for the taxpayer. Now that there is a record number of online users, the IRS is implementing a new plan “to secure your data.” Facial recognition.
Beginning this summer, in order for taxpayers to access their online account they will need to provide a government identification document, a selfie, credit report information, and copies of their bills to a private security company called ID.me.
That’s right – not only does the IRS want all your sensitive tax information, now they want your biometric information as well. Don’t worry – all that data is secure. Or so they say.
Attorney Steven A. Leahy reveals this new IRS scheme on Today’ Tax Talk. Won’t you join him.