IRS Temporarily Suspends Contract With Equifax

Oct 13, 2017

   Wochit Headline News
Late Thursday night, the IRS announced that it has temporarily suspended an over $7 million contract with Equifax to help verify taxpayers’ identities when creating accounts on the agency’s website. The suspension will reportedly prevent taxpayers from creating new accounts through the IRS’s “Secure Access” program. Members of the Senate Banking Committee last week urged IRS Commissioner John Koskinen to kill the contract after Equifax recently suffered one of the worst data breaches in history.