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.
Steven A. Leahy is a tax attorney in Illinois. He was the host of the long-running popular Radio Show “The IRS Radio Hour” heard every Sunday evening on AM 560 The Answer. Attorney Leahy is also the author of the book “Deal With Your IRS Problems Today!” You can get a FREE copy of this important book at FreeIRSBook.com. Or Call 24/7 (312)664-6649