The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) works with ID.me, a technology provider, to provide authentication and identity verification for taxpayers and tax professionals accessing IRS applications. Proving your identity involves uploading government documents, taking a video selfie, and filling out personal information. These identity verification services are crucial for the IRS to ensure millions of taxpayers and tax professionals can securely access IRS online services.
To avoid time-consuming telephone calls and paper correspondence, we strongly recommend that all taxpayers initiate a new ID.me account. This will take time and will require basic digital technology skills but will pay off in the future with time savings and efficiency in communications on many matters. Link HERE for instructions to get started!