If you can take a selfie, you can protect your state tax refund.

Tax season is here, and many people want to ensure their refund gets to them on time. Alabama is leading the way with a program that ensures your refund ends up in your wallet and not someone else’s.

The app is called Alabama E-ID. Once you download the app, you take a picture of your driver’s license or state ID card. You then take a selfie within the app, which is then compared to the photo used on your driver’s license picture. Once you take the selfie, your E-ID is activated. From there, you register your E-ID with the state department of revenue.

See the full article: If you can take a selfie, you can protect your state tax refund (ABC 3340)

February 10th, 2018|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , |

With IDEMIA’s help, Alabama uses facial recognition to stop tax fraud

Alabama Department of Revenue and IDEMIA have partnered together to release an app to protect residents against tax refund theft.

“We’re just at the tip of the iceberg,” said Mark DiFraia, vice president of IDEMIA’s Digital Identity. “We see eID [electronic ID] playing a big role in electronic government and digital transformation at the state level across the nation.”

DiFraia said Alabama is the first state in the country to offer this technology.

Read the full article: Alabama uses facial recognition to stop tax fraud (The Crimson White)

 

February 8th, 2018|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , |