Driver’s Licenses and Tax Filings

Nevada Driver's License

Many states are now requiring we obtain your driver’s license information (or state ID) in order to file your return. Currently, these states are requiring this information:

– Alabama
– California
– Colorado
– Illinois
– Kansas
– Louisiana
– New Mexico
– New York
– Ohio
– Virginia
– Wisconsin

States are using this in order to combat identity theft. So if you are filing one of these state’s tax returns, your tax professional will need your driver’s license number, date the driver’s license was issued, and the expiration date. (If the driver’s license or state ID is from New York, the first three characters of the New York document number will also be needed.)

While I’m generally for anything that reduces identity theft, I’m not thrilled with this. Of course, I should point out that this adds extra work for tax professionals which just might be why I have this opinion….

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