Our Favorite Tax Tweeters
A list of tax-focused handles worth following
We’re not sure what makes the perfect Twitter feed, but when it comes to those we follow for professional reasons, we think one of the main qualifiers is putting out frequent tweets full of useful information – but we also don’t want to discount the value of a little personality, either!
We think these 10 tweeters, while not necessarily the ones with the most followers, represent some of the best of what’s available for tax pros in the Twitterverse.
(Follower figures are as of April 25.)
Julie Dailey, EA
This is a great look at the everyday life of a preparer, with many of Dailey’s tweets starting stories that are then finished on her Facebook page.
The Twitter feed of the National Association of Tax Professionals offers a wide range of tax-related information, as well as offers and insights from the group itself.
13.4 k followers
Besides calculating Tax Freedom Day every year, the Tax Foundation regularly tweets out fascinating tax-related info – particularly their maps that break down different tax issues by state.
Bruce’s Tax Tweet
Tax preparer and Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor Bruce McFarland shares information and articles, and the occasional tax-related aphorism. One of our favorites: “A fool and his money are soon parted. The rest of us wait until income tax time.”
The Income Tax School
Training provider The Income Tax School shares news and great articles on how to make run your tax practice more efficiently.
Tracy Shannon Levey
Don’t have time to sort through all the tweets? Tax addict Tracy Shannon Levey, a cofounder of Parker Tax Publishing, is a great aggregator, bringing together the highlights of tax on the Web and in social media, so you don’t have to go looking for them.
Internal Revenue Service
26.1 k followers
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, the IRS is the source for all things tax – and they’re surprisingly active on social media. This feed for tax professionals is a must-follow.
The IRS media contact for Ohio and both Eastern and Western Pennsylvania, Jenkins covers a lot of the same ground as @IRStaxpros, but with a lot more personality.
The National Society of Accountants’ tax feed is a great resource for members and non-members alike.
Prof. Paul Caron’s feed is a great entrée to his Web-leading tax blog, taxprof.typepad.com