IRS offers information in various languages
IRS offers information in various languages Vertical

IRS offers information in various languages

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In a tax bulletin, the IRS reminded individuals and businesses that the agency continues to increase the amount of information available in multiple languages.

As the tax filing deadline approaches, the IRS reminds taxpayers that there are various ways people can get help in multiple languages. IRS work in the multilingual area continues to expand, and providing information in more languages is part of the IRS transformation work under the Strategic Operating Plan, made possible by additional resources provided by the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.

On the IRS website, much of the information has now been translated into seven languages other than English. Taxpayers can simply select their preferred language from the dropdown menu at the top of the page; language include Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian, Korean, Haitian Creole, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese.

In addition, a special resource page on IRS.gov is offered in even more languages. The Languages page gives taxpayers an overview of key topics related to information about federal taxes in 21 languages. Topics include:

  • Your Rights as a Taxpayer
  • Who Needs to File
  • Filing for Your Business
  • Get Help Preparing Your Tax Return
  • Refunds

Designate a preferred language

As the IRS continues translating more information into multiple languages, taxpayers have the option to tell the IRS what language they’d like to use.

The Schedule LEP, with instructions available in multiple languages, can be filed with a tax return by those taxpayers who prefer to communicate with the IRS in another language. If available, the IRS will then send letters, notices, and other information to that taxpayer in their preferred language.

The IRS’ commitment to taxpayers who speak various languages is part of a multiyear effort that began several years ago, expanding during the pandemic and intensifying under the current IRS transformation work. The IRS strives to serve all taxpayers, no matter where they live, their background or what language they speak.

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