WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers that a wide range of publications and resources are available online in six languages on the popular website of the IRS.gov agency.
IRS.gov has online resources in Chinese, Korean, Russian and Vietnamese, as well as English and Spanish. These multilingual resources are available throughout the year, not just during tax season.
Available resources include the agency’s fundamental rights, the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, Publication 1, entitled “Your rights as a taxpayer.” This publication groups the 10 provisions that make up the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, including the right to: Be informed, a quality service, not pay more than the correct amount of taxes, question the position of the IRS and be heard, appeal an IRS decision in an independent forum, reach a resolution, privacy, confidentiality, maintain representation and a fair and equitable tax system.
Also available in English and Spanish is Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax. This complete tax guide can be a reference that is worth consulting all year round for anyone who continues to work on their 2014 statement, as well as those that are organized for the next few years. Other online resources are designed to help taxpayers understand the audit process, the collection process, special rules for taxpayers abroad and how to respond to invoices and letters from the IRS. There is also information on tax fraud, including tips on how to detect a telephone scam, currently the most extensive tax scam.
To access these multilingual online resources, open the “Language” option in the upper right corner of IRS.gov or search the “Other Languages” section at the bottom of each page of the website.