COVID Tax Tip 2020-66, June 4, 2020
To reach as many people as possible, the IRS translates tax information into multiple languages. To get information in one of these languages, taxpayers can click on the language dropdown tab at the top of every IRS.gov page. The dropdown displays the current language selection and lists the other languages a taxpayer can choose to view translated IRS.gov pages.
IRS.gov pages translated into one or more languages also have links to available translations on the right side of the page, just below the title. Languages currently available include Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Vietnamese and Haitian-Creole.
A few of the multilingual resources people will find on IRS.gov:
- IRS Free File options.
- The Let Us Help You page is available in 6 languages.
- Answers to Economic Impact Payment questions.
There is a special section of IRS.gov where taxpayers can find information about Economic Impact Payments. Both tools are available in English and Spanish.
- Get My Payment – People should use this to check their payment status and see the payment type. In certain cases they may be able to provide bank account information for direct deposit.
- Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here – This free tool allows eligible people who don't normally file taxes to easily and quickly provide information to register for their Payment. Do not use this tool if you are required to file a 2019 tax return.
- Taxpayer rights. The Taxpayer Bill of Rights is available in six languages.
- E-file resources. If taxpayers still need to file their 2019 tax return, they should choose e-file.
- Forms and publications. Taxpayers can view and download several tax forms and publications, such as Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax, in both English and Spanish.
- Mobile app. The free IRS2Go app is also available in Spanish. Use it with an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device.
- Twitter. Anyone can get the latest IRS tax news and information in Spanish through the Twitter account @IRSenEspanol.
IRS.gov 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. Hundreds of tax forms and publications can be downloaded or viewed online in text-only, Braille-ready files, browser-friendly HTML, accessible PDF, and large print. Text files can be opened or read by any program that reads text, including Microsoft Word and Notepad.