Social Media Tools from the IRS

The IRS uses new and social media tools to share the latest information on tax changes, initiatives, products and services.

IRS has launched IRS2Go, a smartphone application that lets you interact with the IRS using your mobile device. The mobile application includes the following features:

  • Get your refund status;
  • Get tax updates; and
  • 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.
  • Twitter ― IRS tweets include various tax-related announcements, news for tax professionals and hiring initiatives.
  • Facebook ― IRS has Facebook pages that post valuable tax information for tax professionals and those needing help in resolving long standing issues with the IRS.

Additionally, the IRS has developed its own new media tools to help share important tax information.

Podcasts

The IRS creates audio files for use in podcasts available via iTunes. These short audio recordings provide useful information on one tax related topic.

Widgets

Widgets are tools that can be placed on websites, blogs or social media networks to direct others to IRS.gov for information. The IRS has developed a variety of widgets that feature the latest tax initiatives and programs.

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