IRS Special Edition Tax Tip 2013-04, February 14, 2013
Tax issues can touch a wide range of people who need information in many different ways. For that reason, the IRS has added Tumblr to its list of social media platforms it is using to share IRS news and information. The new Tumblr platform at www.internalrevenueservice.tumblr.com provides another way for taxpayers to get current tax information when and where they want it.
Tumblr is a micro-blogging site where users can access and share text, photos, videos and other information from their browser, smartphone, tablet or desktop.
The new site shares information about important programs to help taxpayers, such as tax law changes, the Earned Income Tax Credit and Free File. The Tumblr site also makes it easier for IRS partners and others to share tax information they receive from the IRS.
In addition to Tumblr, check out these other IRS Social Media sites:
- YouTube - The IRS YouTube channels offer short, informative videos in English, American Sign Language and Spanish. IRS currently has more than 100 videos with more than 3.1 million views.
- Twitter - More than 61,000 people follow the IRS twitter feeds. The latest tax information is available at @IRSnews or @IRSenEspanol. @IRStaxpros covers news for tax professionals; @RecruitmentIRS provides updates for job seekers. The Taxpayer Advocate Service has information available @YourVoiceAtIRS.
Remember, to protect taxpayer privacy, the IRS only uses social media tools to share public information. IRS does not answer personal tax or account questions. You should never post confidential information, like a Social Security number, on social media sites.
For more information on IRS’s use of social media, go to www.IRS.gov/socialmedia.
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