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IRS Expands Use of Twitter to Help Taxpayers, Tax Professionals


Local IRS Twitter Feeds Provide Latest Tax Information and Tax Tips

Seattle – The Internal Revenue Service announced the availability of expanded Twitter feeds to share timely information with taxpayers and the tax professional community.

For the latest local IRS information and tax tips on Twitter, you can follow David Tucker, IRS Media Relations Specialist for Alaska at David_IRS@twitter.com.

Nationally, the IRS Twitter news feed – @IRSnews – provides the latest federal tax news and information for taxpayers. The focus of the IRS Twitter messages will be on easy-to-use information, including tax tips, tax law changes, and important IRS programs such as e-file, the Earned Income Tax Credit and “Where’s My Refund."  Anyone with a Twitter account can follow @IRSnews by going to twitter.com/IRSnews.

Another important nationwide IRS Twitter feed – @IRStaxpros – is designed for the tax professional community. Follow @IRStaxpros by going to http://twitter.com/IRStaxpros. The IRS also tweets tax news and information in Spanish at @IRSenEspanol. Follow this Twitter feed by going to http://twitter.com/IRSenEspanol.

The IRS Twitter feeds will work in conjunction with IRS.gov and the IRS YouTube channels to bring IRS information direct to taxpayers. Since August of 2009, there have been more than 1 million views of videos on the IRSvideos (http://www.youtube.com/irsvideos), IRS multilingual (http://www.youtube.com/user/IRSvideosmultilingua) and IRS American Sign Language (ASL) (http://www.youtube.com/IRSvideosASL) channels.

In addition to Twitter and YouTube, the IRS provides additional social media tools to inform and assist taxpayers.

In addition, the IRS has an extensive set of e-news subscriptions for specific groups. A full list is available at http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/content/0,,id=103381,00.html.

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