IRS Will Soon Require Biometric Data from Taxpayers

​that is the claim made by this article…

Hundreds of years after a minor increase in the duties paid on tea goaded American farmers and craftsmen to take on the greatest empire in the world, these colonials’ descendants are being told to hand over something much more personal than money.

In addition to the taxes expected to be handed over and responsibly spent by the government, the Internal Revenue Service will soon require Americans to submit biometric data to access their accounts.

Starting this summer, creating an account on the IRS website will require a photo of your government identification as well as a video for facial recognition purposes to be submitted to a third-party company.

According to CNBC, an account with the government contractor,, will not be required to pay taxes.

“The IRS emphasizes taxpayers can pay or file their taxes without submitting a selfie or other information to a third-party identity verification company,” the agency said in a statement.

“Tax payments can be made from a bank account, by credit card or by other means without the use of facial recognition technology or registering for an account.”

Don’t run to thank the taxman yet — your personal biometrics must be handed over to access functions on the IRS website. Without this access, taxpayers may not be able to see their tax transcripts or check on payment agreements.

Even applying for a payment plan, creating a security PIN and viewing stimulus check status will be impossible without the personal data.

If this unsettles you, it gets worse.

The government’s need to know everything about you, down to the minor contours of your face, isn’t going away any time soon, it seems.

Taxpayers and others are being warned to create an account soon. The service is expected to grow and become a requirement for many other applications.

Unfortunately, a government contract and no competition do not appear to be the best incubator for a quality product. Major problems have already been reported with the system that could seriously hurt people’s finances.

Many have faced issues getting their identity verified. Some have had to wait for months while verification takes place.

While waiting for this to happen, services like unemployment payments are not provided to the person entitled to them.

The company asserts that there are remedies for these problems, including video calls with “trusted referees,” employees able to connect with citizens to work out issues.

Regardless of any issues, it looks like this verification system will only become a more integral part of the government and force ordinary people to go above and beyond to prove their identity.

I was looking for the word “Comrade” at the end of THAT sentence. All I can say is I don’t like it, but I also don’t like all of the info they have on me with my CCP or my DL or my Insurance Card or my Internet Access or my Debit Card Account… It may seem benign right now but in the words of the detective that testified in the trial I sat on the jury for “I have accounts everywhere, I found him and all of his posts and even the deleted ones the next day…”. In todays Unites States, Personal Privacy be Damned.


And yet, no one should have to show photo ID to vote :-1:


Reportedly, TSA accepts arrest warrant as form of ID :slight_smile:

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I will not comply!. And it is a violation of HIPPA law as well.


They already do! We had to hold up ID to our faces for biometric scanning to get tax records from the IRS for our accountant. We didn’t want to do it but there was no other way (no opt out) to get our documents.

Things are very dark in America.


OOOHHHHHH there are plenty of options when the lights go dark!
If you have to ask…
Just ask yourself if you are being fairly represented!
Some days I wish I could speak freely! I could fix this whole debacle in a week!