Tax Law Blog: Social Media, the Internal Revenue Service and You


The IRS has joined the social media wave and is now accessible on many new forums. In addition, the Department's new app – IRS2Go - is available on most models of smartphone and is free to download.

This app allows users to get their refund status and tax updates, as well as other functions. Another resource that individuals may find helpful is the IRS YouTube videos that give instruction on a wide variety of tax subjects and are available in multiple languages. These sources of information are likely to be helpful to many individuals and provide visual instruction that can be easier to understand.

Not to be left behind, the IRS has also joined Facebook, Twitter (@IRSnews, @IRStaxpros and @IRSenEspanol), and Tumblr. On these sites, the Department posts useful tax tips from professionals, IRS news updates and job announcements.

The Department warns individuals that these tools are not to be used to share public information. Individuals should never post personal tax information, social security numbers, or personal questions on any social media sites.

Lori Bullock, summer associate at the Davis Brown Law Firm and law student at Drake University Law School.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Davis Brown Law Firm | Attorney Advertising

Written by:


Davis Brown Law Firm on:

JD Supra Readers' Choice 2016 Awards
Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.

Already signed up? Log in here

*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.