You may be asked to provide your ID or driver's license information when completing the e-file process. There are two reasons for the request:
- E-filing the state return
- Using File N Go
State return filing
You may be asked to enter your driver's license information in the e-file process. This is not a requirement (except in some states like NY).
Do I have to provide my ID to e-file my state return?
No, you can check the box at the top of the screen: I do not wish to provide. If filing married filing joint, each spouse will need to check the box.
If the option to choose "I do not wish to provide" is not available, your state requires you to provide your ID information or check the box indicating the taxpayer does not have identification.
Using File N Go option
Generally, if you choose to use the File N Go option, you will be asked to provide your driver's license information to prove or verify your identity to the third party bank that will receive your refund and deduct our fees.
Do I have to provide my ID to use the File N Go option?
Yes, the third party bank that will process your refund and deduct the tax program fees requires you to enter a valid ID to prove your identity.
What if my ID is expired?
An expired ID is not considered valid and cannot be used. You will need to obtain a valid ID to use the File N Go service.