A New Way To Protect Your Identity: IRS Implements Sign-In Changes

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The IRS has a new sign in process to protect the privacy of taxpayers. The new technology will provide taxpayers with more ways to verify their identity. It will offer increased security when using IRS tools. Government agencies and tax professionals will also use the updated sign in process.

Taxpayers will use the new technology, ID.me. You can continue to use your current sign in until the summer of 2022. However, you should create your new ID.me account as soon as possible. The following applications will use ID.me: Online account, Get Transcript Online, Online Payment Agreement, Child Tax Credit Update Portal, and Get Identity Protection PIN. The listed applications have different uses including: online payments and history, payment plans, updating individual account information, viewing Form 1040 transcripts, and obtaining your unique 6-digit PIN. 

Additionally, taxpayers will need to provide a selfie as a form of photo identification. You will also be required to upload a picture of one of the following identity documentation: Driver’s License, State issued ID, or Passport. Need help verifying your identity? Visit: https://help.id.me/hc/en-us/categories/1500002213102?utm_campaign=IRS-group1&utm_medium=sadi&utm_source=irs-website&utm_content=newsrelease&utm_term=news