Special Edition Tax Tip 2010-14 December 7, 2010
The Internal Revenue Service is using Twitter and other social media tools to share information with taxpayers and the tax professional community.
The IRS Twitter news feed, @IRSnews, provides the latest federal tax news and information for taxpayers. The focus of the IRS Twitter messages will be on easy-to-use information, including tax tips, tax law changes, and important IRS programs such as e-file, the Earned Income Tax Credit and “Where’s My Refund." Anyone with a Twitter account can follow @IRSnews by going to http://twitter.com/IRSnews
The IRS Twitter feeds will work in conjunction with http://www.irs.gov and the IRS YouTube channels to bring IRS information direct to taxpayers. Since August of 2009, there have been more than 1 million views of videos on the IRSvideos ( http://www.youtube.com/irsvideo), IRS Multilingual (http://www.youtube.com/user/IRSvideosmultilingual) and IRS American Sign Language (ASL) ( http://www.youtube.com/IRSvideosASL) channels.
In addition to Twitter and YouTube, the IRS provides additional social media tools to inform and assist taxpayers.