IRS Statement on implementing a process to provide accessible tax notices to the blind

July 15, 2020

The IRS is announcing that it has agreed to develop and implement a process to allow blind taxpayers to request post-filing tax notices—such as notices about additional taxes or penalties owed—in Braille, large print, or electronic formats. The new alternative media process (AMP) will be in place by January 31, 2022. The agency will also consider whether it can add audio notices to the alternative formats that can be requested, work with third-party entities to improve the accessibility of tax forms and documents and take other steps to improve the accessibility of interactions with the agency and its partners. For more information see the news release - IRS to Implement Process to Provide Accessible Tax Notices to the Blind from the National Federation of the Blind that was worked in coordination with the IRS.