Tax Pros: The Circular 230 and Publication 947 are now available in Spanish

IRS Tax Tip 2020-148, November 3, 2020

As part of an ongoing effort to provide more useful information and better assistance to many communities, the IRS is making two key publications for tax professionals available in Spanish.

A Spanish-language version of Publication 947, Practice Before the IRS and Power of Attorney (in Spanish) is now available. A Spanish version of Circular No. 230, Regulations Governing Practice before the Internal Revenue Service (in Spanish) PDF, is now posted on IRS.gov.

Making these two publications available in Spanish helps the IRS reach its goal of serving all taxpayers, no matter where they live, their background or what language they speak.

The Treasury Department Circular No. 230 defines and governs who can practice before the IRS.

Those covered by Circular 230 include:

  • Attorneys
  • Certified public accountants
  • Enrolled agents
  • Enrolled retirement plan agents
  • Enrolled actuaries
  • Others practicing before the IRS

In tax-year 2020, for the first time, Form 1040 (in Spanish) will be available in Spanish and English. In another first, the 2020 the form will also allow taxpayers to indicate if they wish to be contacted in a language other than English, if the IRS needs to contact them.

For more information about tax help in Spanish and other languages, visit IRS.gov.