(Fox News) The Internal Revenue Service has awarded a $7.25 million contract to Equifax in exchange for its help preventing fraud at the government agency.
The no-bid contract, first reported by Politico, appears to have been finalized last week – at a time when Equifax is still reeling from a massive hack that compromised the personal information of more than 145 million Americans. According to the filing, Equifax will "verify taxpayer identity" and assist in the "ongoing identity verification and validations needs of the [IRS]."
The contract is a "sole source order," meaning the IRS is granting Equifax exclusive rights to provide these services.
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