Validating idenity

25-Feb-2020 07:43

” In a lot of recent cases, it appears that the IRS is delaying refund processing and payments by several weeks because they are spending a lot more time validating tax payer identities.

Our systems capture images and data from an identity document, via a scanner or mobile device, and then process and cross-reference the information to confirm whether the document is valid and that the photograph on the document matches the person presenting it.

This post is an introduction to the document checking service, part of GOV. If you're interested in the different documents and methods certified companies can use to verify you, you can read more in this post.

----- In previous posts we've explained how identity assurance works; a certified company (also known as an identity provider) will undertake a set of checks to establish to a defined level of confidence that it's really you.

A unique identifier, in this context, is typically represented as an additional attribute in the directory associated with each particular data source.

However, adding an attribute to each system-specific directory may affect application requirements or specific business requirements, depending on the requirements of the organization.

Our systems capture images and data from an identity document, via a scanner or mobile device, and then process and cross-reference the information to confirm whether the document is valid and that the photograph on the document matches the person presenting it.

This post is an introduction to the document checking service, part of GOV. If you're interested in the different documents and methods certified companies can use to verify you, you can read more in this post.

----- In previous posts we've explained how identity assurance works; a certified company (also known as an identity provider) will undertake a set of checks to establish to a defined level of confidence that it's really you.

A unique identifier, in this context, is typically represented as an additional attribute in the directory associated with each particular data source.

However, adding an attribute to each system-specific directory may affect application requirements or specific business requirements, depending on the requirements of the organization.

To do this, they have to look at a range of evidence and different methods to reach the required level of confidence, so that someone can't easily pretend to be you using just one or two pieces of evidence.