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Below you will find information regarding each state's driver license requirements for filing returns.


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Alabama

Statement from Alabama: The Alabama Department of Revenue is committed to fighting stolen identity refund fraud. To that end, the Department request that taxpayer’s driver license number or State Issued ID number, as well as the state that issued it, the issue date and expiration date be submitted with the return. Omitting any of this information will cause your return to be rejected and a paper return must be filed.



Alaska

Statement from Alaska: None provided.



Arizona

Statement from Arizona: In an ongoing effort to protect taxpayers from identity theft, the IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry are asking for driver’s license numbers or state-issued identification numbers. To learn more, visit azdor.gov/individual-income-tax-filing-assistance/verifying-identity-and-avoiding-identity-theft.

For more information: https://azdor.gov/individual-income-tax-filing-assistance/verifying-identity-and-avoiding-identity-theft



Arkansas

Statement from Arkansas: The State of Arkansas is requesting additional information this filing season in an effort to combat identity tax fraud and ensure that your hard-earned tax refund goes to you. Providing information from your driver’s license or state-issued identification card will help protect your identity and could help process your return quicker. However, this is only a request. Information from your driver’s license is not required, and your return will be processed without the additional information. The information is being requested solely to help protect your identity and ensure a more-secure refund.

For more information: https://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/income-tax/individual-income-tax/



California

Statement from California:California driver’s license or state ID card information is not required to e-file a California tax return and tax returns will not be rejected if this information isn’t provided. We ask for your assistance to combat stolen-identity tax fraud and to protect taxpayers and their refunds.

For more information: https://www.ftb.ca.gov/about-ftb/newsroom/tax-news/print-version/october-2017.pdf



Colorado

Statement from Colorado: Colorado’s individual income tax form contains fields for the license/ID number last four characters, issuing state, and issue date of the state driver license or state issued identification card for both the taxpayer and spouse. Failure to provide this information may cause delays in processing the tax return.



Connecticut

Statement from Connecticut: The Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (DRS) is committed to protecting taxpayer identity information and guarding against the misappropriation of funds. DRS continues to increase its anti-fraud efforts in coordination with the IRS, other state tax agencies, and tax preparers. As part of these anti-fraud efforts, DRS would like each taxpayer (primary and secondary), to enter in their Driver’s license or State-issued ID information.



Delaware

Statement from Delaware: None provided.



District of Columbia

Statement from the District of Columbia: The District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue is requesting additional information in an effort to combat identity tax fraud and to ensure that your tax refund goes to you. Please provide the voluntary requested information from your driver's license or District of Columbia identification card. Your return will not be rejected if you do not have a driver's license or District of Columbia identification card. The requested information could help process your return quicker.

For more information: https://otr.cfo.dc.gov/page/individual-income-tax-online-filing



Georgia

Statement from Georgia: None provided.



Hawaii

Statement from Hawaii: DOTAX does not require the driver’s license/ID Card information with the tax return.



Idaho

Statement from Idaho: Provide your driver's license or identity card number when you e-file to help your refund process faster.

For more information: tax.idaho.gov/idtheft



Illinois

Statement from Illinois: Driver’s license or state identification card information is not required but is preferred to be received with the e-file tax return. It can be used as a security measure to help prevent identity theft and fraud. If no driver’s license or state ID card information is available or provided, you should be prompted to indicate this in the software.



Indiana

Statement from Indiana: None provided.



Iowa

Statement from Iowa: You have the option to provide your driver’s license information when e-filing your Iowa return. Providing your driver’s license information helps the Iowa Department of Revenue facilitate taxpayer identity verification. This option is not available for paper-filed Iowa returns



Kansas

Statement from Kansas: The state of Kansas is requesting additional information in an effort to combat stolen-identity tax fraud to ensure that your hard-earned tax refund goes to you. Please provide the requested information from your driver’s license or state-issued identification card. This information has been requested in prior years on electronically filed Kansas returns but is not required to be provided. Your return will not be rejected if you do not have a driver’s license or identification card or choose not to enter the information.

For more information: https://www.ksrevenue.org/eservefile.html



Kentucky

Statement from Kentucky: The Kentucky Department of Revenue had added a field to the individual income tax return forms 740, 740-EZ, 740-NP, 740-NP-R that allows taxpayers to provide their driver’s license or state issued ID number if they choose. While providing a driver’s license or state issued ID number is optional, doing so may expedite return processing. The Kentucky Department of Revenue uses the driver’s license or state issued ID number to screen returns for tax fraud and identity theft problems. Returns that do not include a driver’s license or state issued ID number will not be scrutinized more than returns that do include a driver’s license or state issued ID number.



Louisiana

Statement from Louisiana: None provided.



Maine

Statement from Maine: None provided.



Maryland

Statement from Maryland: Many state revenue agencies, including Maryland, are requesting additional information in an effort to combat stolen-identity tax fraud and to protect you and your tax refund. If you and your spouse have a driver's license or state issued identification card, please provide the requested information from it. The return will not be rejected if you do not provide a driver's license or state-issued identification. If you provide this information, it may help to identify you as the taxpayer.

For more information: https://taxes.marylandtaxes.gov/Individual_Taxes/General_Information/Whats_New_for_the_Tax_Filing_Season.shtml



Massachusetts

Statement from Massachusetts: The Massachusetts Department of Revenue wants to receive the DL/ID Card information with the tax return. ID information is not required on the Massachusetts tax return, and the option for no ID can be chosen if the taxpayer does not wish to provide it.

For more information: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/tips-for-filing-taxes



Michigan

Statement from Michigan: None provided.



Minnesota

Statement from Minnesota: Minnesota does not require state driver’s license or ID card information.



Mississippi

Statement from Mississippi: Many state revenue agencies are requesting additional information this filing season in an effort to combat stolen-identity tax fraud to protect you and your tax refund. If you have a driver's license or state issued identification card, please provide the requested information from it. The return will not be rejected if you do not provide a driver's license or state-issued identification. Providing the information can only help process the return more quickly.



Missouri

Statement from Missouri: None provided.

For more information: https://dor.mo.gov/personal/individual/identity_theft.php



Montana

Statement from Montana: To combat stolen-identity tax fraud and protect you and your refund, the Department is requesting additional information from your Montana driver’s license or ID card. You aren’t required to give us this information, however it will help process your taxes faster.



Nebraska

Statement from Nebraska: This filing season, the Nebraska Department of Revenue, along with many other state revenue agencies, is requesting additional information for electronically filed individual income tax returns. This is an effort to combat stolen-identity tax fraud, and to protect you and your tax refund. We ask that you provide the requested state driver’s license or state-issued ID card information when completing your tax return. Providing this information is voluntary. We will not reject your return if you do not provide the requested driver’s license or state-issued ID information. However, providing this information will help us process your tax return more quickly.

For more information: http://www.revenue.nebraska.gov/electron/ind_e-file.html



New Hampshire

Statement from New Hampshire: None provided.



New Jersey

Statement from New Jersey: None provided.



New Mexico

Statement from New Mexico: As part of the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department’s security measures to protect taxpayers against identity theft related to refund fraud, tax returns require the taxpayer's driver license or state identification number, the state that issued it, and the issue date, or the word None. If this required information is omitted, the Department considers the returns incomplete.



New York

Statement from New York: NYS will reject e-filed returns if the DL or ID card information is not included with the tax return. This applies to all main form submissions and standalones (Forms IT-201, IT-201-X, IT-203, IT-203-X, IT-214, NYC-208, and NYC-210). This applies to both the prime taxpayer and spouse taxpayer (when present). The user can also indicate that they do not possess a valid driver license or state-issued ID.

NYS requires that the DL or ID card information be collected when available for extensions and estimated tax payments (Forms IT-370 and IT-2105). The user can also indicate they do not possess a valid driver license or non-driver ID card or they did not provide a driver license or non-driver ID card.

NYS will reject e-filed returns if the DL or ID card information is not properly formatted when issued by NYS. NYS-issued DL or ID cards contain only numerics and are 9 digits in length. This applies to all main form submissions, extensions, and standalones (Forms IT-201, IT-201-X, IT-203, IT-203-X, IT-370, IT-214, NYC-208, and NYC-210).

NYS will reject e-filed returns that do not include the three-character document number for the prime and/or spouse(when present) when a NYS issued DL or ID card is entered. This applies to all main form submissions, extensions,and standalones (Forms IT-201, IT-201-X, IT-203, IT-203-X, IT-370, IT-214, NYC-208, and NYC-210).

Professional Products - For more information: https://www.tax.ny.gov/tp/driverlicense.htm

Consumer Products - For more information: https://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/efile/indiviudal-driver-license.htm



North Carolina

Statement from North Carolina: In an effort to protect your identity and combat tax fraud, many state revenue agencies are requesting that filers provide their driver’s license or state-issued ID number. While providing this information is encouraged, it is optional and not required in order to file your North Carolina taxes.



North Dakota

Statement from North Dakota: North Dakota Office of State Tax Commissioner wants to receive the DL/ID Card information with the tax return.

For more information: www.nd.gov/tax/idtheftandfraud

For more information: www.nd.gov/tax/idtheftandfraud



Ohio

Statement from Ohio: Ohio, along with other states, will require driver’s license information for the primary taxpayer and spouse (if Married Filing Jointly) again in tax year 2019 in an effort to combat stolen-identity tax fraud. Taxpayers will be asked to provide the information form their driver’s license or state issued identification card. For taxpayers who do not have a driver’s license or state ID card, they will have the option to indicate such and still be allowed to e-file.

For more information, please visit http://www.tax.ohio.gov/faq.aspx and select the "Income - General Information" category, question "Why is the Department of Taxation requesting information from my driver's license or state ID card.



Oklahoma

Statement from Oklahoma: When e-filing, you may be asked to provide information from your driver license. In an effort to combat stolen-identity tax fraud, the state of Oklahoma is requesting additional information from taxpayers. This added voluntary measure is intended to ensure your tax refund goes to you.

When e-filing, provide your driver license or state-issued card information when prompted. Providing this identity information is voluntary and we will not reject your return if the information is not provided

For more information: https://www.ok.gov/tax/IDtheft.html



Oregon

Statement from Oregon: None provided.



Pennsylvania

Statement from Pennsylvania: As part of a national effort by states to combat stolen-identity tax fraud, software programs are asking tax filers to provide their driver's license number or state-issued identification card number with their filing. Providing this information gives the Department of Revenue an extra security measure to help prevent refund fraud related to identity theft. Your return will not be rejected if you do not have a driver's license or state-issued identification. Providing the number is strictly voluntary and may help speed the processing of your return.

For more information: http://www.revenue.pa.gov/OnlineServices/PersonalIncomeTaxe-Services/efile/Pages/default.aspx



Rhode Island

Statement from Rhode Island: None provided.



South Carolina

Statement from South Carolina: None provided.



Tennessee

Statement from Tennessee: None provided.



Utah

Statement from Utah: None provided.



Vermont

Statement from Vermont: The State of Vermont is requesting additional information this filing season in an effort to combat stolen-identity tax fraud and ensure that your hard-earned tax refund goes to you. Please provide the requested information from your driver's license or state-issued identification card. Your return will not be rejected if you do not have a driver's license or state-issued identification and providing the information could help process your return more quickly.

For more information: https://tax.vermont.gov/individuals/income-tax-returns



Virginia

Statement from Virginia: None provided.

For more information: https://www.tax.virginia.gov/refund-fraud-prevention



West Virginia

Statement from West Virginia: None provided.



Wisconsin

Statement from Wisconsin: The State of Wisconsin is requesting additional information in an effort to combat stolen-identity tax fraud and ensure your tax refund goes to you. Please provide the requested information from your driver's license or state-issued identification card. Your return will be processed even if you do not have a driver's license or state-issued identification card but providing the information can help process your return more quickly.

For more information: https://www.revenue.wi.gov/Pages/OnlineServices/webased.aspx


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