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Six IRS Social Media Tools To Help With Your Tax Deadline

Global Tax Compliance, ONESOURCE, Tax Provision, Transfer Pricing, Uncertain Tax Positions, US Income Tax Compliance, WorkFlow Manager September 6, 2012

Look up any subject and literally — chances are there’s an app for that! It is not uncommon now for businesses to grow their presence on the internet via social media. What you may not be aware of is that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is also active on numerous social media platforms to provide us information and help with our taxes.



As you prepare for the September 15th deadline, you may find one of the social media tools from the IRS helpful:

  1. IRS2Go: This smartphone application available on the iPhone and the Android helps you get your refund status and connects you to the latest news from the IRS.
  2. Twitter: Subscribe to the @IRSNews Twitter feedfor tax-related announcements and daily tax tips geared toward the public, the press and practitioners.
  3. Facebook: The IRS posts information for tax professionals and those needing help in resolving long-standing issues with the IRS.
  4. YouTube: The IRS offers informative videos about tax tips and filing options on their YouTube channel by irsvideos.
  5. MP3s: Audio podcasts and files hosted by the IRS offer a variety of tax topics and are available on iTunes and their website
  6. Widgets: The IRS has developed a variety of widgets that feature the latest tax initiatives and programs.

Let us know how you’ve used any of these tools!