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5 Most Watched IRS Videos on YouTube

By    |   Wednesday, 27 May 2015 05:01 PM

In an age where information is readily accessible, even the IRS has 12,726 YouTube subscribers. The IRS’ YouTube channel features countless videos giving tax advice, instructions, and advisory information. All IRS videos are also available in American Sign Language (ASL).

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Below are 5 of the most watched IRS YouTube videos:

When Will I Get My Refund?
Eager to get their money back, taxpayers have made this video the most watched video on the IRS YouTube channel. The host relays that most refunds are filed in less than 21 days and advises individuals to track the status of their refunds by using the IRS’ “Where’s My Refund” tool, which is available on their website or via smartphone app, IRS2Go. The video has 332,637 views.

Protect Yourself From Identity Theft
This video, which has 51,109 views, advises how to protect individuals from identity theft. The video warns viewers to protect their personal information and to be wary of with whom they share their sensitive information. Identity theft is an increasingly relevant topic considering the cyberattack in which 104,000 taxpayers’ information was stolen.

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Tax Scams
With 39,474 views this IRS video is popular because it warns taxpayers about nationwide tax scams. The video informs viewers that con-artists in many scams pretend to be the IRS telling victims that they owe money immediately. The IRS does not call taxpayers about debts without first mailing an official notice.

How to Get Your Tax-Exempt Status Back
This video provides tips on reinstating tax-exempt status after revocation for small groups. The video explains that many small groups lost their tax-exempt status after a 2006 law requires all tax-exempt organizations to file a yearly information notice. The video has 30,299 viewers.

Preparing for Disasters
This video provides instructions for properly protecting important tax documents in the event of an emergency. The IRS advises taxpayers to use electronic recordkeeping by scanning important tax documents and utilizing email. 24,193 have viewed the video.

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