The Internal Revenue Service has added Instagram as a new platform to their social media portfolio. This is to help all taxpayers understand and meet their tax responsibilities

Topics Included for Instagram

The IRS News account ( will provide taxpayers with the latest information on the tax law changes for the upcoming 2019 filing season. A variety of topics posted to the account will include the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The IRS and Security Summit have teamed up to help support the states and nation against tax industry and tax-related identity theft. It will also provide the latest tax scam information to help support the joint initiative.

Benefits of New Platform

Instagram is another step for the IRS to share information more widely and reach additional taxpayers,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. “This platform will help make people aware of important options they have during the upcoming filing season. It will also provide other tax information they might not be aware. The IRS will continue to work with and help taxpayers in as many ways possible.”

What Research Shows

More than 70 percent of U.S. young adults between 18 and 24 are active on Instagram. The IRS plans to use Instagram to better serve this segment of the population, sharing content on tax topics that affect all taxpayers.

Available in Other Languages

The IRS Instagram account will also periodically share information in Spanish and other languages. @IRSnews will also work in conjunction with and other existing agency social media options.

Other social media platforms offering official IRS information include:

IRS2GO Mobile App

The IRS social media effort works closely with IRS2Go. This is a free mobile app with the ability to  check taxpayer’s refund status and  pay taxes. IRS YouTube videos and get IRS Tax Tips via email are available with the app. Like Instagram, the IRS2Go app is available from the Google Play Store for Android devices, or from the Apple App Store for Apple devices. IRS2Go is available in both English and Spanish, based on the phone settings.