(by Natalie Sims | Government Executive) – The Treasury Department is directing the Internal Revenue Service to back away from the use of the online identity proofing service ID.me as part of a new process for filing tax returns online. The ID.me system required users to submit a selfie video as part of the identity verification process used for taxpayers who want to file their tax returns directly to the IRS – a new service being offered for the first time this filing season. In a Feb. 7 press release the IRS said it would transition away from the third-party service […]

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