When it comes to engaging with the IRS, people need to ensure they aren’t speaking with an imposter.
There are plenty of accounts pretending to be the IRS and sending direct messages to people. As a result, the IRS is telling people not to engage with social media accounts pretending to be the organization.
Here’s a link to all the official social media accounts used by the IRS. The IRS will never ask you for your personal or financial information, and asks that you never post your social security number or other confidential information on any social media platforms.
The IRS will also never address personal tax or account questions on any of the sites.
The IRS does use social media to share updates on things like the latest tax changes, scam alerts, initiatives, products and services. People should make sure they are following them via the right account on social media platforms, with each account providing a variety of information.
The IRS Facebook page posts useful information, event announcement and tips for the general public and tax professionals. The pages are in English and Spanish.
The IRS YouTube channels post short, practical videos in English and ASL. Videos can also be watched in Spanish and Chinese on the Multilingual channel.
IRS tweets tax-related announcements for individuals, businesses, tax professionals and people looking for #IRSjobs. Updates are shared in English and Spanish, and is a great way to keep on top of the latest scam alerts.
The IRS covers a variety of topics on its Instagram account to help people navigate all of the latest tax law changes, scam information and ways to combat tax-related identity theft. The account also shares information in Spanish and other languages from time to time.
You can find updates, tax information and job announcements on the IRS LinkedIn page.