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IRS to Publish Spanish 1040

The Internal Revenue Service will publish Form 1040 in Spanish for the first time for the 2021 filing season. Taxpayers will also be able to choose to be contacted in languages other than English.

The IRS said this week “in coming months and years, the agency will continue to expand the availability of widely used IRS forms and popular publications in multiple languages."

In additions, Publication 1, Your Rights as a Taxpayer, is now available in 20 languages an 2020 version of Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax, will be available early next year in seven languages – English, 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.

Bob Scott
Bob Scott has provided information to the tax and accounting community since 1991, first as technology editor of Accounting Today, and from 1997 through 2009 as editor of its sister publication, Accounting Technology. He is known throughout the industry for his depth of knowledge and for his high journalistic standards.  Scott has made frequent appearances as a speaker, moderator and panelist and events serving tax and accounting professionals. He  has a strong background in computer journalism as an editor with two former trade publications, Computer+Software News and MIS Week and spent several years with weekly and daily newspapers in Morris County New Jersey prior to that.  A graduate of Indiana University with a degree in journalism, Bob is a native of Madison, Ind
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