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15292: State ID Requirements


State Returns Generally

Which states must an ID or Driver's license be entered?

 

Several states have indicated that returns with refunds could be delayed, and taxpayers could be required to provide more complete identification information, if a valid driver’s license or other form of photo ID is not included with the return.

To enter ID information in Drake Tax, from the Data Entry Menu, open the IDS screen.

  • For taxpayers (and spouses) with a valid Driver's License or Other State-Issued Photo ID, enter the information in the top two sections of the screen.
  • For taxpayers (and spouses) without a driver’s license or other form of state-issued photo ID, select the “Mark this box if taxpayer doesn't have a driver's license or a state-issued photo ID” check box.
  • Beginning in Drake17, an option "Mark this box if the taxpayer did not provide a driver's license or state-issued photo ID" has been added to meet federal guidelines. See Related Links below for details on the federal error.

Note: Bank products are not allowed if either box is checked and no ID is provided.

  • If the taxpayer has a NY state ID, the preparer will also need to open the PIN2 screen and enter the Document Number for the taxpayer (and spouse).

When entering the Issue Date or Expiration Date, you can enter either a 6-digit date (MMDDYY) or 8-digit date (MMDDYYYY) and the software will default the year to 20YY instead of 19YY.

Note: If entering the 6-digit date, any 2-digit year entry (YY) from '29 forward will default to 19YY instead of 20YY.  For expiration dates from 2029 on in Drake18, you will need to enter the full 8-digit date (MMDDYYYY) in the Expiration Date box, otherwise an entry of 010129 will show as 01-01-1929 instead of 01-01-2029.

The following table includes the information supplied by the states concerning any requirements for including photo ID information, and the possible consequences of not supplying such information:

State Requirements Result if not supplied
AK Optional No effect on return
AL Required Returns without photo ID must be paper-filed*
AR Requested May use info in Identity Theft Investigation, returns with no ID could face delays
AZ Not Required No effect on return
CA Optional Non-photo ID should include name and SSN of filer
CO Requested May use info in Identity Theft Investigation, returns with no ID could face delays
CT Requested May use info in Identity Theft Investigation, returns with no ID could face delays
DC Optional No effect on return
DE No info available N/A
FL No info available N/A
GA No info available N/A
HI Optional No effect on return
IA Optional No effect on return
ID Requested May use info in Identity Theft Investigation, returns with no ID could face delays
IL Optional No effect on return
IN Optional No effect on return
KS Requested May use info in Identity Theft Investigation, returns with no ID could face delays
KY Optional No effect on return
LA Optional No effect on return
MA Optional Non-photo ID should include name and SSN of filer
MD Optional No effect on return
ME No info available N/A
MI Requested May use info in Identity Theft Investigation, returns with no ID could face delays
MN Optional No effect on return
MO Requested May use info in Identity Theft Investigation, returns with no ID could face delays*
MS Optional N/A
MT Requested May use info in Identity Theft Investigation, returns with no ID could face delays*
NC No info available N/A
ND Requested May use info in Identity Theft Investigation, returns with no ID could face delays
NE Requested May use info in Identity Theft Investigation, returns with no ID could face delays
NH No info available N/A
NJ Optional Printed on page 1 of return
NM Requested if available, must select NONE if not available.  Accepts "Taxpayer/spouse does not have driver's license or photo ID" for e-file, but delay possible. 
NV No info available N/A
NY Required if
available
Accepts “No driver’s license or photo ID” for e-file, but delay possible*
OH Required if
available
Accepts “No driver’s license or photo ID” for e-file, but delay possible
OK Requested May use info in Identity Theft Investigation, returns with no ID could face delays
OR No info available N/A
PA Requested May use info in Identity Theft Investigation, returns with no ID could face delays
RI Requested May use info in Identity Theft Investigation, returns with no ID could face delays
SC No info available N/A
TN No info available N/A
TX No info available N/A
UT Optional No effect on return
VA Requested Used to verify taxpayer info and assist in return review process
VT Optional No effect on return
WI Requested May use info in Identity Theft Investigation, returns with no ID could face delays
WV Requested May use info in Identity Theft Investigation, returns with no ID could face delays
*See Related Links below for more detailed information on these specific states.

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