More IRS materials and resources are now available in multiple languages

IRS Tax Tip 2021-40, March 31, 2021

The IRS continues its efforts to expand ways to communicate to taxpayers who prefer to get information in other languages.

For the first time ever, the agency has posted to IRS.gov a Spanish language Form 1040 PDF and the related instructions PDF.

The new Form 1040 (Schedule LEP), in English PDF and Spanish PDF, with instructions PDF 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. They can indicate their language of preference for IRS-issued written communications or change their language of preference.

IRS Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax, has been streamlined for tax year 2020 and is now available in Spanish PDF, Chinese (Simplified) PDF, Chinese (Traditional) PDF, Vietnamese PDF, Korean PDF and Russian PDF.

Here are some additional materials and services that are now available in multiple languages:

  • Many pages on IRS.gov are now available in seven other languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian, Korean, Haitian Creole and Chinese − Simplified and Traditional.
     
  • Publication 1, Your Rights as a Taxpayer, and other basic tax information are now available in 20 additional languages on IRS.gov.
     
  • Taxpayers who interact with an IRS representative have access to over-the-phone interpreter services in more than 350 languages.
     
  • The Earned Income Tax Assistant tool is available in Spanish.
     
  • The agency continues to incorporate multilingual information into its social media platforms, including Twitter and Instagram. IRS highlights key messages in six languages, including Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian, Korean, Haitian Creole and Chinese, using both Twitter Moments and Instagram Highlights.
     
  • Introduced for tax year 2019, the Form 1040-SR, in English PDF and Spanish PDF, features larger print and a standard deduction chart making it easier to use for older Americans.
     
  • Form W-4 allows taxpayers to correctly adjust their withholding during 2021. The English language PDF version as well as the Spanish language PDF version are available.

The agency is also inserting information about translation services and other multilingual options into the top notices sent to taxpayers. More information is on the We Speak Your Language page on IRS.gov.

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