IDEMIA renames Alabama eID app, enhances security

IDEMIA and the Alabama Department of Revenue (ADOR) have updated the newly renamed IDEMIA eID app (formerly known as Alabama eID) which enables Alabama taxpayers to protect their identity, verify their tax return and potentially receive tax refunds faster. The eID app is now optimized for iOS and Android devices, compatible with iOS 12, the new iPhone X line, and the new Android 9.0 Pie release.

“Our highly secure IDEMIA eID app empowers Alabama taxpayers to take control of their identity to protect themselves and their state tax refund,” explains Matt Thompson, Senior Vice President, Civil Identity for North America, IDEMIA. “The latest update enhances the security while making it easier to use, which will delight everyone who uses the app.”

Following a successful 2017 pilot, IDEMIA and ADOR rolled out the application last year to protect Alabama residents against state income tax refund theft.

With the free IDEMIA eID app, Alabama taxpayers use a selfie and their driver’s license or state ID card to be digitally authenticated by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. After using their eID to opt-in, ADOR notifies taxpayers when a return is filed by sending a notification through the eID app. The app will allow the taxpayers to securely verify if they filed the return or decline the transaction because it is fraudulent.

“IDEMIA has been an outstanding partner in our efforts to continuously improve our service to Alabama taxpayers through the IDEMIA eID app, which prevents a fraudulent state tax return from being processed in a taxpayer’s name,” said Vernon Barnett, Alabama Revenue Commissioner. “We’re thrilled to deliver an enhanced IDEMIA eID app for our taxpayers, providing them identity protection and priority processing to get refunds faster.”

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