In an effort to provide US taxpayers with the service they deserve, the Internal Revenue Service has added to its multilingual products, braille, text, audio and large print products are now available in Spanish.

The agency’s Alternative Media Center (AMC) is converting IRS Form 1040, its main schedules, and six publications into Spanish Braille and large print. This announcement underlines the agency’s commitment to making documents in alternative formats and multilingual resources available to those who need them.

The IRS also has a Languages ​​webpage available in 20 languages ​​to help taxpayers find basic tax information, such as how to check the status of a refund, pay taxes, or file a tax return. federal.

“It is essential that the IRS provide information to individuals in multiple languages ​​and formats to help them meet their tax responsibilities and receive important tax credits,” said the IRS Commissioner, Chuck Retig. “This is another step in our ongoing efforts to extend our assistance to more people. I am extremely proud of the tremendous efforts of our employees and their strong desire to make a huge positive difference in this area over the past few years, with the help of our partners in the country’s tax community. We are proud to continue to focus on this area.

Additional IRS Multilingual Resources

  • IRS Free File offers eight free electronic tax preparation and filing options in English and two in Spanish.
  • The Let Us Help You page is available in seven languages.
  • A Spanish version of Form 1040 and associated instructions are also available.
  • Form 1040 Schedule LEP, in English and Spanish, with instructions available in English and 20 other languages, can be filed with a tax return by taxpayers who prefer to communicate with the IRS in another language.
  • The Taxpayer Bill of Rights, described in Publication 1, Your Rights as a Taxpayer, is available in twenty languages.
  • Taxpayers can view and download several tax forms and publications, such as Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax, in Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Russian, and Vietnamese.

Alternative Media Resources for the Blind and Visually Impaired Taxpayers can download forms and instructions from the Accessible Forms and Publications page of IRS.gov or request copies by calling 800-TAX-FORM (800-829-3676 ).

Tax forms and publications are available in a variety of formats, including:

  • text only,
  • Braille ready files,
  • Browser friendly HTML,
  • Accessible PDF and
  • Large print.

Latest IRS Accessibility Services Enhancement

Taxpayers can complete Form 9000, Alternative Media Preference, to elect to receive their notice or letter from the IRS in Braille, large print, audio, and electronic format. Taxpayers can include the completed form with their tax return, mail it as a standalone form to the IRS, or call 800-829-1040 to choose the format of their choice. Form 9000 is also available in Spanish Braille and large print.

Taxpayers who have previously received a notice or letter in print format and who prefer Braille, large print, audio, or text, and who do not have an alternate media designation on file with the IRS may choose one of the options below to request their preference.

  • Fax their opinion with a cover sheet to the CMA at 855-473-2006. The cover page should include their name, address, phone number and the desired format of the document.
  • Mail their notice or letter with a note indicating their preferred format to:
    • IRS Alternative Media Center 400 N. 8th St., Room G39 Richmond, VA 23219
  • Call theirs Accessibility Helpline at 833-690-0598 for assistance with transcribing information.

Visit the Information About the Alternative Media Center page of IRS.gov for more details.

How to Get Answers About IRS Accessibility Services

If a taxpayer has questions about IRS accessibility services, they can contact the Accessibility Helpline at 833-690-0598. Help for multilingual taxpayers is also available on the helpline via the telephone interpreter service. This helpline does not have access to taxpayers’ IRS accounts. Those who need help with tax law, refunds, or other account-related issues should visit the Let Us Help You page on IRS.gov.