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Internal Revenue Service Readies Full Login .gov Implementation
The Internal Revenue Service is preparing to integrate Login .gov on its website as a security measure for users looking to access tax documents and make payments. The General Services Administration-developed identity verification service is already used as a sign-on option for two IRS programs.
The tax collection agency originally partnered with ID .me to implement facial recognition technology for log-in purposes but backtracked after experts raised privacy concerns. It said it would switch to Login .gov after the conclusion of the 2022 tax season, FCW reported Monday.
Login .gov is already in use at the Department of Veterans Affairs for three of its primary web portals, including those used to provide health care and benefits support.
President Joe Biden is reportedly looking to mandate the rollout of Login .gov usage across all levels of government. Implementation planning will be the responsibility of the IRS and other agencies that provide high-impact services.
Amid expansion plans, GSA has recently come under fire for charging other agencies for Identity Assurance Level 2-compliant services despite Login .gov not actually meeting that standard.
Category: Federal Civilian
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