The US Internal Revenue (IRS) is one such government agency that should be emulated by other public or private entities. By incorporating the latest accessibility features, high-profile agencies find it advantageous when public information is disseminated in a way that is easy to read and accessible through American Sign Language, open captioning, and voice over. This raises the bar of quality service so that necessary civic duties become less stressful and more positive.
There are some new videos covering topics such as tax implications for same-sex couples and many other topics. Do take advantage of these special YouTube videos and maximize the tax benefits for your particular situation. Read on for more information.
Many New Topics Covered in Accessible Online Clips
WASHINGTON, D.C. – During this 2014 tax filing season, many of you may be seeking information about new ways to reduce your federal income tax burden before the filing deadline. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has had a YouTube channel with many useful video clips on a variety of tax topics performed by deaf and hard of hearing employees at the IRS.
The IRS Videos ASL channel at uses the 3-in-1 communication approach: American Sign Language (ASL) with open captions and voice over in English. To view the ASL videos, go to //www.youtube.com/IRSvideosASL
For the entire list of video topics, go to //www.irs.gov/uac/Videos-American-Sign-Language-(ASL) or click under Accessibility at the bottom of the IRS.gov home page. According to the tax codes, the list is maintained with current information, even though some of these videos were initially produced years ago, such as:
- Tax Scams
- Choosing a Tax Preparer
- How to Get 1040 Forms
- How to Use the Where’s My Refund? Tool
- IRS Withholding Calculator
Newly released videos are as follows:
- Tax Information About Same-Sex Marriage
- When Will I get My Refund?
- IRS Efforts on Identity Theft
- Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
- IRS Identity Theft FAQ: Going After the Bad Guys
- Last-Minute Tax Tips
- Need More Time to File Your Tax Return?
- IRS Identity Theft FAQ: First Steps for Victims
- Additional Medicare Tax
- Education Tax Credits
Visit the website often throughout the year for more videos on upcoming topics such as:
- IRS2Go App
- Medical and Dental Expenses
- Online Tax Calendar
- Free Tax Help
- Small Business Health Care Tax Credit
Please alert your deaf, hard of hearing, late-deafened and hearing family members and friends about the IRS American Sign Language (ASL) videos. Check back often to view new ASL videos that may cover the topics you need. One way for you to keep up-to-date with our latest video offerings is to click on the red subscription box at the top of our channel.