FS-2011-05, January 2011
The IRS uses social media tools and platforms to share the latest information on tax changes, initiatives, products and services. These social media platforms include YouTube and Twitter. A listing is available on IRS.gov.
The IRS has short and informative YouTube videos on tax related topics in English, American Sign Language (ASL) and a variety of foreign languages:
IRS Videos – http://www.youtube.com/irsvideos
ASL Videos – http://www.youtube.com/IRSvideosASL
Multilingual Videos – http://www.youtube.com/IRSvideosMultilingua
IRS tweets include various tax-related announcements, news for tax professionals and hiring initiatives:
@IRSnews – http://twitter.com/irsnews
IRS news and helpful information for the public, the press and practitioners
@IRStaxpros – http://twitter.com/irstaxpros
IRS news and guidance for tax professionals
@IRSenEspanol – http://twitter.com/irsenespanol
Información, Comunicados de Prensa y Noticias en Español del IRS
News and information in Spanish from IRS
@RecruitmentIRS – http://twitter.com/recruitmentirs
IRS Human Capital Office
@YourVoiceatIRS – http://twitter.com/yourvoiceatirs
Taxpayer Advocate Service
Audio Files for Podcasts
The IRS creates audio files for use as podcasts. Each short audio recording provides information on one tax related topic. The audio files and their transcripts can be found in the Multimedia Center on IRS.gov. These files are also available as podcasts on iTunes.
Widgets are tools that can be placed on websites, blogs or social media networks to direct others to IRS.gov for information. The IRS has developed a variety of widgets that feature the latest tax initiatives and programs. These widgets can be found on Marketing Express, the marketing site that allows IRS partners and tax preparers to customize their IRS communications products.