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  • Writer's pictureJames D. Lynch

IRS Expands Multilingual Resources and Services

It's the IRS's goal to help all taxpayers, no matter where they live, their background, or what language they speak. As part of this effort, the IRS is expanding information and assistance available to taxpayers in additional languages.

Publication 1, Your Rights as a Taxpayer, and other basic tax information is now available in 20 languages: English, Japanese, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Korean, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Khmer, Gujarati, Punjabi, Urdu, Bengali, Arabic, Farsi, Haitian Creole, Russian, Italian, French, Spanish, Polish, and Portuguese.

Many pages of are now available in seven other languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian, Korean, Haitian Creole, and Chinese (Simplified and Traditional).

The 2020 version of Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax, will be available early next year in six other languages – Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian, Korean, and Chinese (Simplified and Traditional).

Taxpayers who interact with an IRS representative now have access to over the phone interpreter services in more than 350 languages.


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