Taxpayers and Tax Preparers Can Connect with the IRS Over Social Media
The IRS uses social media tools to share the latest information about taxes, as well as about services offered to taxpayers. With just a couple months before people start filing their taxes, it’s the perfect time for taxpayers and tax preparers to connect with the IRS through these social media tools:
Taxpayers can use this app to get quick access to IRS social media, sign up for helpful tax tips, check their refund status and make a payment. IRS2Go is available in both English and Spanish for Android and iOS mobile devices.
IRS tweets highlight information for individual taxpayers, as well as businesses, tax preparers and tax-exempt organizations. The IRS uses three Twitter accounts:
The IRS Tumblr blog provides current tax information.
The IRS Return Preparer Facebook page posts useful information for tax professionals.
Audio files for Podcasts
Taxpayers can subscribe to IRS Podcasts on iTunes or download them from the Multimedia Center.
People can sign up for free e-News subscriptions on many topics. This news is delivered straight to their inbox.
All taxpayers should remember the IRS uses these tools to share public information. So, taxpayers should not post their social security number or other confidential information on social media sites. Additionally, the IRS is not able to answer personal tax or account questions on any of these sites.
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As taxpayers are working to file their taxes, criminals are also hard at work — attempting to steal their money. While there are several versions of tax scams, the classic telephone con continues to thrive, especially during filing season. As a reminder, here’s how the scam works: Scammers call taxpayers telling them they owe taxes […]