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Now You can Follow the IRS on Twitter

Special Edition Tax Tip 2010-14 December 7, 2010

The Internal Revenue Service is using Twitter and other social media tools to share information with taxpayers and the tax professional community.

The IRS Twitter news feed, @IRSnews, provides the latest federal tax news and information for taxpayers. The focus of the IRS Twitter messages will be on easy-to-use information, including tax tips, tax law changes, and important IRS programs such as e-file, the Earned Income Tax Credit and “Where’s My Refund." Anyone with a Twitter account can follow @IRSnews by going to

Another important IRS Twitter feed, @IRStaxpros, is designed for the tax professional community. Follow @IRStaxpros by going to

The IRS also tweets tax news and information in Spanish at @IRSenEspanol. Follow this Twitter feed by going to

The IRS Twitter feeds will work in conjunction with and the IRS YouTube channels to bring IRS information direct to taxpayers. Since August of 2009, there have been more than 1 million views of videos on the IRSvideos (, IRS Multilingual ( and IRS American Sign Language (ASL) ( channels.

In addition to Twitter and YouTube, the IRS provides additional social media tools to inform and assist taxpayers.

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