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IRS e-Services getting new security checks

Monday, October 10, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Chris Fritz
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The Internal Revenue Service is updating its authentication process for users in October. E-services accounts will gain an extra layer of protection through a stronger identity verification process, mostly through the new Secure Access platform.

The update, which has a target date of Oct. 24, will require users to revalidate their identity in order to maintain e-services access. After the update, users will automatically be taken through the new verification steps to get their account up to speed. From there, the new login will require the normal username and password, as well as a code sent to the user’s mobile phone. 

In anticipation of the need for assistance with the process, the IRS is adding additional assistors to the Help Desk beginning on the 24th. The assistors can also attempt to complete validation by phone, sending out the new activation code by mail. 

More information about the changes can be found at the IRS website.  

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