BILLERICA, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tax collecting agencies in Georgia and North Carolina may soon see the benefits of a highly trusted electronic ID (eID) to reduce the costly and growing problem of tax fraud, MorphoTrust USA (Safran) announced today, thanks to a new grant received from the
The MorphoTrust® eID leverages the highly trusted and secure systems of record managed by state motor vehicle agencies (MVAs). As the driver license is the proof-of-identity document we use most frequently in the United States to establish and assert our identity when identity matters, the MVA systems of record provide the most trusted and reliable foundation on which to base the eID.
Residents of both states will have the opportunity to ‘opt-in’ to participate in the pilot, and will receive access to the eID through an identity verification process that includes successfully passing a biographic and biometric match with each respective state’s driver license systems of record (DDS in Georgia and DOT in NC), in a manner that protects the privacy of all participants. Last year’s pilot in North Carolina tested the viability of creating the first secure eID for government services online. With the new grant, MorphoTrust will extend the solution across state lines and demonstrate a new use case where public sector agencies can collaborate to stop tax fraud while protecting individual identities in an online environment.
Several partners were involved in the grant, including: the Georgia
“This grant proves that our product vision for the eID is gaining traction in areas where trusted identity is vital,” said Bob Eckel, CEO of MorphoTrust. “We believe this will solve significant problems, like the theft of tax refunds that are widespread and costly. It is our hope that one day we will be able to take the lessons of this pilot and apply them to any online transaction, in the public or private sectors, where trust in identity matters.”
For more information on the pilot, please click http://www.morphotrust.com/NSTICStateTaxesPilot.aspx.
MorphoTrust USA (Safran) is “The Identity Company,” providing market-leading solutions and services to commercial businesses and government agencies that enable trusted transactions – in person or online – whenever identity matters. This includes enrollment, with the secure capture and transmission of biometric and biographic data; verifying identity through biometric identification, document authentication and validation of data against trusted sources; and issuing secure credentials or permissions to access a range of benefits and services. MorphoTrust solutions produce 80% of the U.S. driver licenses and IDs – the most trusted document for establishing identity. Other government programs include U.S. passports and passport cards, as well as solutions for border management, public safety, banking and travel. MorphoTrust serves consumers through a nationwide network of 1100 IdentoGO® Centers, delivering fingerprinting and other identity-related services to over 4.5 million customers annually.