The IRS is implementing tools to reduce the possibility of identity theft. Over the next year, users will begin using ID.me to access digital tools including any online accounts and the Child Tax Credit Update Portal.
The IRS is focusing on security improvements over the next year to ensure that “taxpayer information is provided only to the person who legally has a right to the data.” (IRS)
According to the release, those who already have IRS accounts can log in as normal until next summer but are encouraged to create an ID.me account as soon as possible.
To set up an account, users will need proof of identity in the form of a driver’s license or passport.
The IRS has created a website to assist with the ID.me sign-in process.
Click the link below to learn more.