Alabama’s revenue agency is using a new identity protection system to help prevent the theft of tax refunds. The Alabama Department of Revenue is implementing a program called eID.
The application uses facial recognition software to compare cell phone selfies against photos in the state’s driver license database. The state conducted a pilot program last year, and it’s rolling out the free program to everyone this year.
The Revenue Department says it’s the first in the nation to use such a statewide system. The Alabama eID app is available for download in Apple’s App Store and in the Google Play store for Android users.