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Planned Login-dot-gov Deployment at IRS is Postponed

March 28, 2023

The IRS and General Services Administration are delaying the deployment of the government-operated sign-on service at the IRS due to concerns about Login’s ability to handle a sudden spike in usage as Tax Day approaches, FCW has learned.

The move reverses an earlier plan that would have had the IRS adding for online taxpayer accounts for the tax season in progress. As FCW recently reported, there were concerns from stakeholders about the ability of the GSA-managed service to handle the high demand if launched widely to the public in the run-up to Tax Day. is already an authentication tool for two IRS services.

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