IRS Tax Tips
January 16, 2007 – IRS Tax Tip 2007-11
Tax Information Available in Spanish - Información Tributaria en Español
If you need federal tax information, the IRS provides a wide range of free Spanish-language products and services.
El IRS en Español at IRS.GOV: Our Spanish webpage (IRS.gov/Espanol) offers tax information for individuals and small businesses. For individuals, the webpage contains forms, publications and brochures that provide detailed tax information. Interactive applications are also available to assist you in determining eligibility for the Earned Income Tax Credit, calculating withholding, and learning the status of your refund.
The EITC Assistant (Crédito por Ingreso del Trabajo (EITC) - ¿Debo Solicitarlo?) helps you accurately determine your eligibility for EITC.
The Withholding Calculator (Calculadora Para La Retención de Impuestos) helps you ensure that you do not have too much or too little income tax withheld from your pay.
New this filing season is the link to Where’s My Refund? (Donde esta Mi Reembolso?)an application that allows you to determine when your refund will be sent to you.
Businesses can access forms, publications and other tax information by clicking on the Small Business link (Recursos Para Pequenas Impresas).
Toll-Free Telephone Assistance is available on pre-recorded hotlines and from Spanish-speaking IRS representatives. The TeleTax line at 800-829-4477 has recorded messages in Spanish that are available around the clock, covering more than 100 tax topics. The Refund Hotline provides information in Spanish at 800-829-1954. You will need to know your filing status and the exact whole-dollar amount of the expected refund in order to learn your refund status. For further assistance you can also talk with a Spanish-speaking IRS representative by calling the toll-free customer service line at 800-829-1040.
Frequently requested publications available in Spanish: Publication 1(SP), Your Rights as a Taxpayer, Derechos del Contribuyente, and Publication 579(SP), How to Prepare the Federal Tax Return, Cómo Preparar su Declaración de Impuesto Federal.
New online this year: Publication 4445, Spanish Practitioner Toolkit, and Publication 4636, Opening the Door to the Spanish-speaking Customer, Abriéndole la Puerta al Cliente de Habla Hispana.
Also available in Spanish are educational audio CDs covering basic tax responsibilities and a DVD entitled “Novela de los Impuestos Federales”, which realistically portrays an immigrant’s journey to understand his responsibility. For more information check IRS.gov/Espanol.