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Secure and Easy Access to IRS Services with ID.me

By November 17, 2021November 29th, 2021Viewpoint

One of the many advantages of having an ID.me login is easy access to many critical government services. ID.me meets the highest federal standards for online identity proofing and authentication. 

The IRS has selected ID.me as a trusted technology provider to help keep your personal information safe in compliance with Federal regulations (Press Release). These identity proofing services are crucial for the IRS to ensure millions of eligible people receive their benefits smoothly. 

ID.me members can now use their current  ID.me credential at the Internal Revenue Service to access IRS online services, including individual account information, transcripts, payment plans, Child Tax Credit updates, and more.

Individual taxpayers or tax professionals are required to verify with ID.me along NIST 800-63-3 guidelines, the standard federal agencies use to verify identity. Verification for the IRS follows NIST 800-63-3 IAL2/AAL2 standards with an additional face liveness check through a video selfie. 

  • Members who have previously used their ID.me login to access IRS services are all set.
  • Members with a current ID.me credential may need additional information as described here. Once complete, they can access the IRS application for which they verified.
  • Members who have not yet verified with ID.me will need to follow the additional steps outlined here. Once complete, taxpayers can access the IRS application for which they verified.

Once verified, you will be able to use your secure digital identity across the IRS and other government agencies.


 

ID.me simplifies how individuals prove and share their identity online. The ID.me secure digital identity network has more than 64 million members with over 100,000 new subscribers joining daily, as well as partnerships with 27 states, multiple federal agencies, and over 500 name brand retailers. The company provides identity proofing, authentication and group affiliation verification for organizations across sectors. The company’s technology meets the highest federal standards and is approved as a NIST 800-63-3 IAL2 / AAL2 conformant credential service provider by the Kantara Initiative. ID.me is the only provider with video chat and is committed to “No Identity Left Behind” to enable all people to have a secure digital identity.