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IRS creates Instagram account 'to reach more taxpayers'

Posted: 2:38 PM, Nov 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-30 19:38:05Z

You may have a new follower on Instagram this week. 

The Internal Revenue Service has launched an Instagram account "as part of a larger mission of helping all taxpayers understand and meet their tax responsibilities."

According to the IRS, research shows more than 70 percent of Americans between ages 18 and 24 are active on Instagram. The federal agency plans to use the platform to share filing information, tax law changes and tax scams. 

Officials the account will also periodically share information in Spanish and other languages to reach a wider audience. 

Check their new Instagram account here .