New Online Identity Verification Process for IRS Online Tools

Five-Minute Tax Briefing®
December 07, 2021
No. 2021-23

 The IRS has announced a new identity verification process that taxpayers will use to access IRS online services. Taxpayers will use the new identity verification process to sign in to online services such as the Child Tax Credit Update Portal, Online Account, Get Transcript Online, Get an Identity Protection PIN (IP PIN) and Online Payment Agreement. Under the new verification process, taxpayers will sign in to IRS online services using ID.me . To obtain an ID.me account, new users will have to provide a photo of an identity document such as a driver’s license, state ID, or passport. They will also need take a selfie with a smartphone or a computer webcam. Individuals who have credentials to access IRS online tools obtained under its old system may continue to use those credentials to sign in to IRS tools until summer 2022. News Release IR-2021-228 .