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 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

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

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