IRS Gets Tech Savvy at Tax Time with Twitter

    April 11, 2012

Yes, unfortunately it’s that time of year again. Tax season is in full bloom. If you haven’t filed your taxes yet, you need to get on it this week. The deadline is the 17th of April, so that leaves you five or six days.

What’s new this year is the IRS is now on Twitter! I know you’re excited about this, I sure am. You can find them at On there you’ll find all kinds of tax related information including tips on how to use e-file, apply for a tax extension, and even how to track down your refund if it hasn’t yet arrived.

Figuring your taxes can be a stressful project, so for do-it-yourselfers this could be a valuable tool. I went on my Twitter account to follow the IRS just to see what appeared when I did.

Here’s some of what I found:

Have you done your taxes yet? No shame in not having them’ve still got a week ;). For last minuters> 7 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

The Procrastinator’s Guide to Filing Taxes [Infographic] via @HRBlock 49 minutes ago via Tweet Button ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Three guesses what I’m doing right now. Any other last minute wonders? | Tax Tips via Social Media from the IRS 10 hours ago via Facebook ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Hot Deal: Your Appeal Rights When Fighting The IRS (Easy Tax Tips Article Collection): Are you in the middle of … 9 hours ago via twitterfeed ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

#Expat tax and global mobility. Need help w/ international tax & HR services? Request a fee quote or consultation 17 days ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

One week ’til TAX DAY. If you can’t file or pay on time, check out these tips: #taxday #deadline #IRS #tax 23 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Tax Tips: Employee Business Expenses: The IRS offers tax tips for employees who want to deduct business expenses…. 1 day ago via ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

The IRS has a YouTube channel that offers last minute tax tips for people that wait until the last minute to file. 1 day ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

IRS Tax Tips: 3 Tips for Employers Outsourcing their Payroll 2 days ago via SocialOomph ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Tax Tips: 7 Red Flags That Can Get You Audited: The IRS is tightlipped about exactly what gets your tax return selected for extra scr… 4 days ago via twitterfeed ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto