Help available at IRS.gov in different languages and formats

IRS Tax Tip 2018-78, May 21, 2018

IRS.gov provides tax information as well as many free products and services in English as well as five foreign languages. For access to content in Spanish, taxpayers can click on Español in the top menu bar on the IRS.gov home page.

Tax information is available in Spanish for both individuals and businesses. This includes resources like IRS Free File options and useful tools like ¿Dónde está mi reembolso? and Asistente EITC.  Help is also available in Chinese, Korean, Russian and Vietnamese.

Here are some of the multilingual resources available:

  • Taxpayer rights. The Taxpayer Bill of Rights is available in six languages.
  • E-file resources. If taxpayers still need to file their 2017 tax return they should choose e-file. It’s available through October 15. Taxpayers can visit IRS.gov and choose the appropriate language pull-down from the top right-hand corner.
  • Forms and publications. Taxpayers can view and download several tax forms and publications, like Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax, which is available in both English and Spanish. This comprehensive tax guide for individuals is a great reference for questions that come up year-round.  It provides information for anyone still working on their 2017 return, as well as those planning for the years ahead
  • IRS2Go. The free IRS2Go App is also available in Spanish. Use it with an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device. With IRS2Go taxpayers can:
    • Get their refund status
    • Make a payment
    • Find free tax preparation assistance
    • Watch IRS YouTube videos
    • Get tax news updates
    • Follow the IRS 
  • Interpreter services. Taxpayers can access oral interpreters in more than 300 languages when interacting face to face or over the phone with IRS employees through the use of the over the phone interpreter services.
  • Online tools. Check the status of your refund, make a payment or use the Get Transcript tool. All provide step-by-step instructions in various languages.
  • IRS news. Taxpayers can get the most up-to-date IRS information in Spanish on the IRS website. The IRS also allows people to sign up to get Spanish tax tips by email.
  • Twitter.  Anyone can get the latest IRS tax news and information in Spanish through Twitter @IRSenEspanol.
  • Braille. Taxpayers can also download Braille materials from IRS.gov in .txt and .brf format. Text files can be opened or read by any program that reads text, including Microsoft Word and Notepad.

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