Hi, I’m Patrick, and I work for the IRS.
Have you visited IRS.gov lately?
We can’t wait for you to check out the changes we’re making to our website based on your suggestions and feedback.
We’ve heard from thousands of taxpayers and tax professionals.
And we’ve been listening.
Since many of you already use mobile devices to access IRS.gov, the first thing you may notice is that our website is more mobile friendly.
This means you’ll have a better experience using IRS.gov no matter what device you’re on, even on your smartphone or tablet.
And that’s not all. We’ve simplified our main navigation, so you can find the tax information and tools you need, quickly and easily.
We’ve also added links to the top to give you one-click access to our help page, news center, content in other languages, information for charities and nonprofits and resources for tax professionals.
Now, let’s take a quick look at another new feature: drop-down menus.
These are now available on every page when you mouse over our main navigation menu from your desktop or laptop computer.
Each drop-down menu allows you to view popular content in that topic area, in an organized manner.
Topics include “File,” “Pay,” “Refunds,” “Credits and Deductions,” as well as “Forms and Instructions.”
This makes it easier to find what you need.
So, if you’re looking for Form 1040 for example, scroll over the “Forms and Instructions” drop-down menu, where you’ll find a link to the 1040 and many other popular forms and instructions.
Right below our main navigation, you’ll find links to other popular items on our website such as “Get Your Tax Record” and “Apply for an Employer ID Number” or EIN.
These links will change throughout the year based on what’s most relevant to you at the time.
If you’re using a mobile device, such as your smartphone, you can find these topics in the center of your screen or by pressing the menu button.
Last but not least, try our improved search feature.
Once you type in your search term, such as “Amended Return,” and hit enter, you can filter your results by content type, such as “General Information” or “News.”
You can also filter by audience, such as “Businesses,” “Charities and Non-Profits” or “Individuals.”
This is just the beginning, so stay tuned.
We will continue to improve IRS.gov to better serve you.