The type of information you provide when verifying your identity depends on the partner you verify for. If you verified for another organization and then want to verify for the Internal Revenue Service, you may need to upgrade your ID.me account.
This often means providing additional information to meet the security requirements of the IRS. This article explains how to upgrade your ID.me account for the IRS.
What you need to upgrade
To upgrade your account, you need:
- A mobile phone that has a camera or a computer with a webcam.
- Email address
- Government-issued photo ID (driver's license, state ID, passport, passport card)
- Social Security number
Upgrade your ID.me account
The steps you take to upgrade your account for the IRS depend on the partner you previously verified for.
To get started:
- Go to the IRS application login page.
- Select Sign in with ID.me, then complete sign in using multi-factor authentication (MFA).
- The next steps you take depend on the documentation or selfie you need to submit. For example, you may be prompted to upload a document, take a video selfie, or upgrade your selfie for the IRS.
Upload a document
You may need to upload a document to upgrade your verification. If prompted:
- Choose which government-issued photo ID you’d like to use. For example, a driver’s license or passport.
- Follow the prompts to upload a government-issued photo ID, like a driver’s license or passport. Learn how to take photos of your documents. If you previously uploaded a photo ID to your ID.me account, you may be directed to upload a video selfie without uploading any documents.
Take video selfie
You may need to complete a video selfie to upgrade your verification.
If prompted, take and submit a video selfie using our selfie best practices. Your selfie will only be used to confirm that the person in the selfie matches your government ID. Your selfie and biometric data will be deleted within 24 hours of verification, but you may request that ID.me delete your Biometric Data at any time.
Keep in mind:
- If your attempt is repeatedly unsuccessful, you will be routed to verify your identity on a short video call.
- If you submit a selfie, you will be asked to consent to share your information with the IRS. After that, you can access online services with the IRS.