Monday, February 7, 2011

Follow the IRS on YouTube and Twitter

Image representing Twitter as depicted in Crun...Image via CrunchBase
I will never accuse the I.R.S. of being behind the times every again. They have been constantly updating their computers and data processing for years. There are new ways to file your taxes like never before. You can do them on computer, online and now on your phone.

Image representing YouTube as depicted in Crun...Image via CrunchBaseThe I.R.S. has kept up with social media too. You can follow there videos and tweets here.


The IRS has short and informative YouTube videos on tax related topics in English, American Sign Language (ASL) and a variety of foreign languages:

IRS Videos –

ASL Videos –

Multilingual Videos –


IRS tweets include various tax-related announcements, news for tax professionals and hiring initiatives:

@IRSnews –

IRS news and helpful information for the public, the press and practitioners

@IRStaxpros –

IRS news and guidance for tax professionals

@IRSenEspanol –

InformaciĆ³n, Comunicados de Prensa y Noticias en EspaƱol del IRS

News and information in Spanish from IRS
@RecruitmentIRS –

IRS Human Capital Office

@YourVoiceatIRS –

Taxpayer Advocate Service

Audio Files for Podcasts

The IRS creates audio files for use as podcasts. Each short audio recording provides information on one tax related topic. The audio files and their transcripts can be found in the Multimedia Center on These files are also available as podcasts on iTunes.

Widgets are tools that can be placed on websites, blogs or social media networks to direct others to for information. The IRS has developed a variety of widgets that feature the latest tax initiatives and programs. These widgets can be found on Marketing Express, the marketing site that allows IRS partners and tax preparers to customize their IRS communications products.


  1. Nice line-up! Does the IRS respond to questions though? Or are these one way channels?

  2. These are definitely one way forms Of communication. The YouTube videos are informative. Keeping up with the IRS's tweets does not sound like fun unless your in the tax prep business.


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