The IRS will soon require taxpayers to use facial recognition to access their online accounts. Users will need to submit a combination of documents and even a video selfie to ID.me, a third-party company, to verify their identity.
To access an online account once the changes take effect, users will have to create a profile with ID.me and upload a photo of an ID, such as a driver’s license or passport. They can then use a mobile device or webcam to record a video selfie, which the ID.me system uses to verify the user’s identity. If verification fails, users will be prompted to join a recorded video call with an ID.me agent for manual verification.
Link: Why the IRS wants you to log in with a video selfie