IRS Offers Last-Minute Tweets As April 17 Deadline Nears

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IR-2012-43, April 6, 2012

WASHINGTON — As the final stretch of the 2012 tax filing season unfolds, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that they can get valuable last-minute tips by following the IRS on Twitter.

The IRS Twitter news feed, @IRSnews, provides the latest federal tax news and information for taxpayers. The focus of the IRS Twitter messages is on easy-to-use information, including tax tips, tax law changes, and important IRS programs such as e-file, getting a filing extension and “Where’s My Refund."

The IRS plans a special series of tweets in English and Spanish as the April 17 tax deadline approaches.

Anyone with a Twitter account can follow @IRSnews by going to Taxpayers can also follow the IRS Twitter news feed using IRS2Go, a free smartphone application available for Apple and Android devices.

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

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

In addition to Twitter, the IRS provides additional social media tools, including YouTube videos, to help taxpayers before the tax deadline.

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