-- The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service are looking into their reliance on ID.me facial recognition software to access the IRS website over privacy concerns, Bloomberg News reported.

-- The IRS had said that those who wanted to access an online account on IRS.gov would have to verify their identity with a "selfie," Bloomberg reported.

-- Treasury spokeswoman Alexandra LaManna told Bloomberg News in a statement that taxpayers who didn't want to use ID.me could opt to not file taxes online and said that it had been impossible for the IRS to develop its own identification program due to lack of money.


Full story: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-01-28/treasury-weighing-id-me-alternatives-over-privacy-concerns?srnd=premium-europe&sref=b0us4KbN


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