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IRS Spotlights Social Media, e-News Resources for Updates on COVID-19

July 10, 2020 Priya Comments Off

The IRS urges taxpayers, businesses, tax professionals and others to follow its official social media accounts and email subscription lists to stay updated in connection with COVID-19 and economic impact payments. These platforms also provide the latest alerts and information on various tax topics to include emerging scams. The IRS uses several social media tools, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

When using social media to connect with the IRS, the IRS urges taxpayers to verify the accounts by going first to the IRS Social Media webpage ( https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-new-media-1). The IRS also recommends that taxpayers be on the lookout for IRS impersonators and other scammers, who may imitate the IRS during crisis situations and natural disasters.

Taxpayers can also get automatic updates by email. The IRS e-News Subscription service issues tax information by email for many different audiences. Taxpayers can sign up by visiting https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/e-news-subscriptions.