IRS.gov provides important information for taxpayers in various languages, as well as YouTube videos to help taxpayers when filing taxes.
For access to information in any of the seven languages that the IRS currently translates information, taxpayers can click on the English dropdown tab in the top menu bar on the IRS.gov home page. The dropdown will list the other languages a taxpayer can choose to view IRS.gov pages.
Tax information is available in Spanish for both individuals and businesses. This includes IRS Free File options and useful tools like ¿Dónde está mi reembolso? and Asistente EITC. Help is also available in:
Here are some of the multilingual resources available:
- Taxpayer rights. The Taxpayer Bill of Rights is available in six languages, which are listed at the top of the page.
- E-file resources. If taxpayers still need to file their 2019 tax return, they should choose e-file. It’s available through October 15.
- Forms and publications. Taxpayers can view and download several tax forms and publications, such as Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax, in both English and Spanish.
- IRS2Go. The free IRS2Go app is also available in Spanish. Use it with an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device. In the app, taxpayers can:
- Get their refund status
- Make a payment
- Find free tax preparation assistance
- Watch IRS YouTube videos
- Interpreter services. Taxpayers can access interpreters in more than 350 languages when interacting face-to-face or over the phone with IRS employees.
- Online tools. These tools provide step-by-step instructions in various languages:
- Twitter. Anyone can get the latest IRS tax news and information in Spanish through the Twitter account @IRSenEspanol.
- Braille. Taxpayers can also download Braille materials from IRS.gov in .txt and .brf formats. Text files can be opened or read by any program that reads the text, including Microsoft Word and Notepad.
- Taxpayer First Act. Get the latest information on the Taxpayer First Act, and how it will affect customer service and the overall structure of the IRS, in both English and Spanish.
IRS YouTube videos can help taxpayers with their taxes
The IRS YouTube channel has short videos that answer common taxpayer questions and even walk them through how to complete certain forms. The channel has videos on a variety of topics, according to an IRS news release. Here are a few of them:
First time filing a tax return? – This video introduces first-time filers to Free File, tax preparation software only offered through IRS.gov. Using it can help taxpayers find credits and deductions for which they may be eligible. It covers other free tax preparation options including the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, protecting personal data and much more.
Missing W-2 – This video explains what taxpayers should do if they don’t receive a Form W-2 from their employer and they want to file their tax return. It covers how to complete Form 4852, Substitute for Form W-2, and file it with their return. It also explains how to file an amended return if they get their W-2 late.
IRS2Go Mobile App – Watching this video can help people learn about its features, and how to navigate it. The app is available in English and Spanish.