US taxpayers signing up for an online account now have the option of a live interview to verify their identity instead of using ID.me facial recognition.
The agency previously required taxpayers to authenticate their identity by providing a selfie.
Following an $86 million contract with ID.me, the IRS used their software to analyse the photos provided.
Earlier this month, the IRS said it would stop using the ID.me facial recognition software, adding that it will “transition away from using a third-party service for facial recognition to help authenticate people creating new online accounts.”
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