On October 14, the IRS released a notice stating that the Oct. 24 deadline has been delayed and that the new implementation date has not been set.
Why You Need To Re-Register
The IRS is pushing for this re-registration process in an effort to strengthen the protections of e-service accounts. By requiring a stronger identity-verification process for existing and new users, the IRS hopes to protect users against cybercriminals and hackers.The IRS’ Secure Access process includes identity proofing, financial verification and mobile phone verification. Secure Access is a two-factor authentication process that requires applicants to provide a user name and password as well as a security code sent as a text message to a mobile device.
For more information, visit https://www.irs.gov/individuals/important-update-about-your-eservices-account.