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It’s Easy to Get Tax Help through IRS Social Media

IRS Tax Tip 2016-07, January 27, 2016                                                                          Español

There are many ways to get help from the IRS with social media. If you have a smartphone, we have a free app with many uses. If you like YouTube, we have lots of videos to help you file. If you’re on Twitter, follow the IRS for the latest tax news and information. Here are some easy ways to get what you need from the IRS through social media:

  • IRS2Go.  Use this free mobile app to check your refund status, pay your tax, watch IRS YouTube videos and get IRS Tax Tips via email. You can download the app free from the Google Play Store for Android devices, or from the Apple App Store for Apple devices. IRS2Go is available in both English and Spanish.  

  • YouTube.  The IRS offers dozens of video tax tips on a variety of topics. You can view them in English, Spanish or American Sign Language.

  • Twitter.  Get tax-related announcements and tips from @IRSnews. @IRStaxpros tweets news and guidance for tax professionals. Tweets from @IRSenEspanol have news and information in Spanish. The Taxpayer Advocate Service sends tweets from @YourVoiceAtIRS. @RecruitmentIRS provides updates for job seekers.

  • Tumblr.  Follow the IRS on Tumblr to access IRS tax tips, videos and podcasts. You can access Tumblr from your smartphone, tablet or computer.

  • Facebook.  The IRS Facebook pages provide news and information for taxpayers and tax return preparers. You can also connect with the Taxpayer Advocate Service.

  • Subscribe to IRS Tax Tips.  Get free tax filing tips via email in English or Spanish.  For the latest word on taxes from the IRS, check out our e-news subscriptions.

Protecting your privacy is our top priority. The IRS uses social media to share public information, not to answer personal tax or account questions. You should never post your Social Security number or any other personal information on social media sites.

Each and every taxpayer has a set of fundamental rights they should be aware of when dealing with the IRS. These are your Taxpayer Bill of Rights. Explore your rights and our obligations to protect them on IRS.gov.


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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 23-Jan-2017