Get Tax Help Via Social Media

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We are using Google and other means to search for answers to all kinds of questions, including those on Taxes; but have you ever thought to use Social Media to find the answers? Yes, Social Media has swept our culture, all the way down to our taxes. IRS Tax Tip 2015-21 highlights the top Social Media tools from the IRS to help you connect with the IRS, in order to get help and have your questions answered.

IRS Summertime Tax Tip 2015-21, August 19, 2015

Whether you use social media to blog, share photos or socialize, you can also use it to connect with the IRS.  You can check on your tax refund, learn the latest tax news, or get helpful Tax Tips on how to do your taxes. Here are some of the ways you can use IRS social media to get tax help:

  • Twitter.  IRS tweets include tax-related tips, news for tax professionals and more. Follow the IRS @IRSnews, @IRStaxpros and @IRSenEspanol. Follow the Taxpayer Advocate Service@YourVoiceAtIRS.
  • IRS2Go.  IRS2Go is a free app where you can check your refund status, get tax news or follow the IRS on Twitter. Subscribe to get helpful 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.  IRS YouTube Channels offer short videos on a variety of tax topics. You can view them in English, Spanish and American Sign Language.
  • Tumblr.  The IRS Tumblr blog gives you the latest tax news. You can access Tumblr from your smartphone, tablet or computer.
  • Facebook.  IRS Facebook pages post useful information for taxpayers and tax return preparers. You can also connect with the Taxpayer Advocate Service.
  • Podcasts.  Short IRS podcasts provide useful tips on many tax topics. Listen to these audio files from the Multimedia Center page on IRS.gov.

Protecting your privacy is a top priority at the IRS. The IRS uses social media tools to share public information. We do not use social media to answer personal tax or account questions. You shouldnever post your Social Security number or any other confidential information on social media sites.

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