I was late when it came to getting around to doing my taxes this year.
Of course, the tax deadlines were approaching, so I got to work.
Of course, I always make sure to adjust the temperature control settings just right in my office so I can feel more relaxed and comfortable. I usually set the thermostat for my cooling system to about 71 degrees. Because I have a smart thermostat, I can adjust the temperature control settings as needed so I don’t have to get away from my tax work. I was shocked when I learned about this new facial recognition system that the IRS was basically forcing all tax paying Americans to use. The site is called ID.me and they take your video selfie along with pictures. Now because of outrage from privacy groups and those concerned about your personal information being stolen from identity thieves, the IRS said they were looking into other options aside from facial recognition technology. Facial recognition technology doesn’t work well for people of color either causing all sorts of complications. I haven’t been able to contact the IRS about this matter as of yet. You can call first thing in the morning when they open and the phone line says they are too busy to take your call. It really is ridiculous and I guess I won’t see a tax return for quite some time until they get this mess sorted out. I’m looking to make an appointment with a local IRS location, hopefully they can resolve my issues and concerns because I don’t trust a non-government third party to handle my personal information, that’s ridiculous.