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Why the IRS Wants Taxpayers to Take a Selfie to Help Reduce Fraud

Starting this summer, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service will require taxpayers accessing their accounts on IRS.gov to provide them with a selfie and to verify their identity using the third-party provider ID.me. The agency claims this will prevent potential identity fraud, though privacy experts have raised concerns. Here's what you need to know about the new system and how you can protect yourself.

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    Using Facial Recognition to Help Protect Tax Info — and the privacy risks

    IRS will require taxpayers to sign up with ID.me to access their online accounts
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    IRS will require taxpayers to sign up with ID.me to access their online accounts

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    CBS News - By Irina Ivanova

    Starting this summer, taxpayers wanting to access their online accounts on IRS.gov will be required to take a selfie and verify their identity with …

    The IRS Should Stop Using Facial Recognition
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    The IRS Should Stop Using Facial Recognition

    Taxpayers should be wary of the U.S. government for pushing ID.me’s face-based biometric technology on them. With tax season upon us, the IRS is pushing individuals to submit to facial recognition in exchange for being able to complete a range of basic tax-related activities online. The IRS has …

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