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IRS Selfie Requirement

IRS will soon require a selfie to be taken when using the IRS.gov account. Previously, personal biometrics were not required. IRS has been using ID.me to confirm a taxpayer’s identity which requires government ID, a selfie and copies of their bill in order to register for an account and to obtain taxpayer documents with the IRS. The IRS site can still be used without a user name but not for things related to making and viewing payments, accessing tax records, viewing or creating payment plans, managing communications preference, or viewing tax professional authorizations.

Disclaimer: This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal or accounting advice. You should consult a tax, legal and accounting advisors before engaging in any transaction or submitting any IRS form.
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Ramin Mohammad

Ramin Mohammad is a lawyer and CPA with over 15 years of experience including working in audits, teaching, and in big law. Ramin helps clients on both personal and business related tax issues ranging from a multitude of practice areas including tax structuring, planning and cross jurisdictional taxes. His client-base expands throughout the US and overseas offering tax consulting, tax planning and tax preparation.

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