As tax deadline looms, IRS takes to Twitter
Advice • Agency offers last-minute tweets with tips on filing, law changes.
Published: April 10, 2012 08:25PM
Updated: April 27, 2012 11:59AM

As the final days of the 2012 filing season unfold, the Internal Revenue Service wants Utah taxpayers to know they can get valuable last-minute tips by following the IRS on Twitter.

The IRS Twitter news feed — @IRSnews — provides the latest federal tax news and information. The focus is on easy-to-use guidance, including tax tips, tax law changes and important IRS programs such as e-file, getting a filing extension and “Where’s My Refund?”

Anyone with a Twitter account can follow @IRSnews by going to twitter.com/IRSnews. Taxpayers also can follow the IRS Twitter news feed by using IRS2Go, a free smartphone application available for Apple and Android devices.

The IRS tweets tax news and information in Spanish at @IRSenEspanol. That Twitter feed can be followed by going to twitter.com/IRSenEspanol.

Another IRS Twitter feed — @IRStaxpros — is designed for tax professionals and preparers. That Twitter feed can be followed at twitter.com/IRStaxpros.

In addition to Twitter, the IRS provides social media tools such as YouTube videos to help taxpayers before the tax deadline.