The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has partnered with ID.me, an IRS-trusted technology provider, to provide identity verification for IRS applications. Individual taxpayers and tax professionals are required to verify with ID.me to NIST 800-63-3 IAL2+Liveness and AAL2 for secure login. These identity proofing services are crucial for the IRS to ensure millions of taxpayers and tax professionals can securely access the IRS and its applications.
Taxpayers and tax professionals will be able to prove their identity with ID.me by uploading government documents, taking a video selfie, and filling out personal information. Once complete, taxpayers can access the IRS application for which they verified.
Once taxpayers and tax professionals are verified with ID.me, they can use their ID.me account to log in across government websites and private sector partners wherever they see ID.me’s green button. For those who are a member of a group affiliation, such as military veterans, first responders, teachers, and more, they can use their ID.me account at 500+ retailers to get exclusive group discounts, in addition to shopping at all 4,000+ partners on ID.me Shop.