taxes

India’s Supreme Court Allows Gov’t to Link Aadhaar to Taxes, with Exceptions

India’s Supreme Court Allows Gov’t to Link Aadhaar to Taxes, with Exceptions

India’s Supreme Court has weighed in on the government’s controversial plan to link tax filing to Aadhaar, the country’s national biometric ID program. The central government had sought to link Aadhaar to the Permanent Account Number (PAN) cards that are currently used to file taxes, arguing that they are highly vulnerable to fraud on their…

Indian Tax Agency Says Certain Bank Accounts Must be Linked to Aadhaar

Indian Tax Agency Says Certain Bank Accounts Must be Linked to Aadhaar

The Indian government’s tax agency has announced that individuals who opened bank accounts between July of 2014 and August of 2015 will need to link their accounts to their Aadhaar numbers. The move represents another significant expansion of India’s biometric national ID program which is increasingly being used for authentication in the country’s financial services…

Biometric e-ID Solution to Help Alabamans File Taxes

Biometric e-ID Solution to Help Alabamans File Taxes

The Alabama Department of Revenue is going to test out MorphoTrust‘s e-ID solution for this season’s tax filing. The pilot program will allow participating Alabamans to file their taxes online using MorphoTrust’s mobile ID solution for iOS. The app uses facial recognition to authenticate users, comparing smartphone images of their state-issued ID documents to selfie…

Alabamians Can Use Selfie Authentication for Tax Filings

Alabamians Can Use Selfie Authentication for Tax Filings

Alabama officials are working with MorphoTrust USA (Safran) to offer citizens a biometric authentication solution for their tax returns. Based on MorphoTrust’s eID (‘electronic ID’) solution, the system will let citizens use a selfie to validate the authenticity of their tax filings. Those who opt in will be required to submit photos of their faces along…