The IRS and Social Media

The IRS wants to connect with you and is using new social media tools and applications to do so. It has never been easier to access information regarding tax changes, initiatives, products and services. Here’s how:With the launch of IRS2Go, a smartphone application, you can now interact with the IRS using your mobile device. The application allows you to:

  • Get your refund status
  • Get tax updates
  • Follow the IRS

The IRS participates on the following social media platforms, including:

  • YouTube ? The IRS has video channels that provide short, informative videos
  • on various tax related topics in English, American Sign Language (ASL) and a
  • variety of foreign languages. http://www.youtube.com/user/irsvideos
  • Twitter ? IRS tweets include various tax-related announcements, news for tax professionals and hiring initiatives. Follow them @IRSnews.

Other new media initiatives include:Audio files for podcasts-The IRS is now creating audio files for use in podcasts. These recordings provide useful information on tax related topics and they can be found, along with their transcripts in theMultimedia Center on IRS.gov. These files are also available as podcasts on iTunes.Keep in mind…Privacy and security are extremely important. The IRS is using these tools to share information and educate the general public. Please protect your identity when using these social networking sites by refraining from posting confidential information.Please visit IRS.gov more information about the IRS or any of the programs or initiatives they share through new and social media.