July 26, 2011
For those of you who are either uber-geeks or have no life at all, you can now get social with your big brother, the IRS. The IRS recently launched a smartphone application called IRS2Go. This app allows you to get your refund status and tax updates directly to your iPhone, iTouch or Android phone. If you are in to tweets, you can follow IRS announcements at @IRSnews. For those of you who enjoy entertaining YouTube videos, the IRS has video channels in English, American Sign Language and a variety of other languages. Just don't expect these videos to go viral anytime soon. For the audiophiles out there, IRS podcasts are available on iTunes or through the Multimedia Center on the IRS.gov website. Lastly you can download IRS widgets, which are web tools that allow you to link websites, blogs, or social media networks to the IRS for information.
The IRS uses all of these tools to share information with you. You should never post your confidential information (especially your Social Security number) on any social media site. The links to all of the mentioned social media tools can be found at http://www.irs.gov/click on the link "IRS New Media". Have fun with this, you can thank me later.
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