IRS offers information and resources in a variety of multilingual and alternative formats

COVID Tax Tip 2021-84, June 14, 2021

As part of an ongoing effort to increase multilingual outreach, the IRS offers tax information in multiple languages. pages have links to any available translations on the right side, just below the title. Languages currently available include Spanish, Chinese simplified and traditional, Korean, Russian, Vietnamese and Haitian-Creole.

Taxpayers can also click on the language dropdown arrow at the top of many pages. The dropdown menu displays the current language selection and lists other languages in which a taxpayer can view

Some multilingual resources on

  • The agency has created a Languages page in 20 languages to help taxpayers find basic tax information, such as how to check their refund status, pay taxes or file a federal tax return.
  • Information about IRS Free File options is available in seven languages. Free File software offers free electronic filing options in English and Spanish.
  • The Let Us Help You page is available in seven languages.
  • Spanish language version of Form 1040 PDF and the related instructionsPDF  are also available.
  • Form 1040 Schedule LEP, in EnglishPDF and SpanishPDF, with instructionsPDF available in English and 20 other languages, can be filed with a tax return by those taxpayers who prefer to communicate with the IRS in another language.
  • has a special section with information on Economic Impact Payments in seven languages. The Get My Payment tool, to check the status of an Economic Impact Payment, is offered in English and Spanish.
  • Information about the 2021 advance child tax credit payments is also in seven languages.
  • The Taxpayer Bill of Rights, outlined in Publication 1, Your Rights as a Taxpayer, is available in seven languages.
  • Taxpayers can view and download several tax forms and publications, such as Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax, in Spanish, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Korean, Russian and Vietnamese.

Multilingual IRS social media and e-news subscriptions

  • The free IRS2Go app is also available in English and Spanish. It’s available to download from Google Play, the Apple App Store, or the Amazon App store.
  • The agency also has a multilingual YouTube channel.
  • The IRS Facebook page is available in Spanish, and anyone can get the latest IRS tax news and information in Spanish through the Twitter account @IRSenEspanol. The agency has also has created individual Twitter Moments in six languages, highlighting key messages in Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian, Korean, Haitian Creole and Chinese.
  • Anyone get IRS news releases, tax tips and updates in Spanish as they are released. Subscribe at Noticias del IRS en Español.

Alternative formats available for use with assistive technology

  • also offers content in a variety of file formats to accommodate people who use assistive technology, such as screen-reading software, refreshable Braille displays and voice recognition software. Taxpayers can download or view in text only hundreds of tax forms and publications, Braille-ready files, browser-friendly HTML, accessible PDF and large print. Any program that reads text including Microsoft Word and Notepad can open and read these text files. Details are available on the Accessibility page of

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