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As tax deadline looms, IRS takes to Twitter

Advice » Agency offers last-minute tweets with tips on filing, law changes.

First Published Apr 10 2012 09:30 am • Last Updated Apr 27 2012 11:59 am

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 — twitter.com/IRSnews">twitter.com/IRSnews">@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?"

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Anyone with a Twitter account can follow twitter.com/IRSnews">twitter.com/IRSnews">@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 twitter.com/IRSenEspanol.">@IRSenEspanol. That Twitter feed can be followed by going to twitter.com/IRSenEspanol.

Another IRS Twitter feed — twitter.com/IRStaxpros">@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.

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