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IRS Plans to Approve Use of Login-dot-gov as Tax Day Nears

Less than a month out from Tax Day, the IRS is preparing to implement a government-operated identity verification system: Taxpayers will be able to use the single sign-on tool to access tax documents and make payments through as soon as next week, FCW and Nextgov have learned.

The news comes one year after the IRS faced outcry over requirements for taxpayers to verify their identities using facial recognition technology from vendor to access online IRS accounts and one week after an internal audit showed Login officials had paused efforts to implement similar technologies—and misled agencies about those plans.

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