HMRC Verify Authentication Service
TAXPAYERS will soon need to prove their identity in order to access HMRC’s online services, as the government claims it’s “nearly there” with transforming its Verify authentication service from a beta to a live version.
This was announced just after HMRC delayed its much-anticipated consultation documents on its Making Tax Digital service until after the EU referendum.
Verify is the digital service that taxpayers will need to access to prove their identity before being able to use HMRC’s online services and other government digital platforms.
The taxman will be a key adopter of Verify, as taxpayers will need the service to sign into their personal tax account, to complete their self-assessment and to complete a number of other tax-related services.