The IRS reports it is committed to serving all taxpayers, including people with disabilities. By providing reasonable accommodations, the IRS reports it ensures that all taxpayers with disabilities have equal access to the agency’s programs, activities, and services.
There are Many Possible Reasonable Accommodations, Including Things Like:
- Building accessibility provisions;
- Sign language interpreter service; and
- Braille/large print documents.
How to Request a Reasonable Accommodation
Taxpayers can request reasonable accommodation in advance or during their visit to an IRS facility or IRS-assisted program site. They can tell an IRS employee or a volunteer that they need a change or modification to a policy, practice, procedure, or service because of a disability. They don’t no need to use the phrase “reasonable accommodation” to request an accommodation, according to a news release. Taxpayers don’t need to request an accommodation in writing but having it in writing can be helpful for review purposes.
If a taxpayer requests an accommodation that fundamentally alters the nature of the program or results in an undue burden, the IRS or the IRS-assisted program site should still work with the taxpayer to identify an alternative, yet effective, accommodation.
How to Request IRS Notices in Braille, Large Print, Audio, or Electronic Formats
Taxpayers can complete Form 9000, Alternative Media Preference to choose to receive their IRS tax notices in Braille, large print, audio, or electronic formats. This includes notices about additional taxes or penalties owed. Taxpayers can include it with their tax return, mail it as a standalone form to the IRS or call 800-829-1040 to elect their preferred format, according to the news release.
- Topic No. 102 Tax Assistance for Individuals With Disabilities
- Form 9000, Alternative Media Preference