Daon, a global provider of identity assurance software and services, announced that Daon Trusted Identity Services (DTIS) has been awarded a contract with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to provide fingerprinting and FBI background checking services for the estimated one million people that prepare and/or assist in the preparation of federal tax returns.
The multi-year contract will provide tax preparers with a cost-effective and convenient way to prove that they meet the ethical standards of conduct set forth by the IRS. Working in conjunction with The UPS Store®, DTIS will designate a minimum of 450 The UPS Store locations throughout the U.S. within the next six months to collect fingerprints. Additional international collection locations will be established as well.
“Daon is extremely proud to be participating in such an important initiative,” said Daon CEO Tom Grissen. “Our strategic relationship with The UPS Store provides us with an extensive capability that extends our ability to collect and process fingerprint and biographic data, enabling us to address the needs of the IRS Return Preparer community nationwide.”
“Customer convenience, reliable service and trust are the hallmarks of The UPS Store brand,” said Stuart Mathis, President of Mail Boxes Etc., Inc., franchisor of The UPS Store. “We look forward to bringing these qualities and more to this important IRS initiative.”
About Daon Trusted Identity Services
Daon Trusted Identity Services (DTIS) operates the nation’s largest civilian clearinghouse for fingerprint, biometric and biographic processing. A part of Daon, a leading provider of identity assurance software products worldwide, DTIS has facilitated more than 5.5 million biometrically-based and 2.4 million biographical background checks and has processed in excess of $220 million in electronic funds transfers.
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