The Internal Revenue Service has improved its online refund-tracking tool and tax information publication.

The online version of Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax, now contains electronic links that allow users to navigate it more quickly. Both the downloadable PDF and HTML version contain more than 800 hyperlinks. The links allow users to jump immediately to other parts of the publication. The HTML version of Publication 17 on is also accessible to visually impaired taxpayers, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The online refund-tracking tool Where’s My Refund? is now available in Spanish as well as English. Taxpayers can access the Spanish version through either the Where’s My Refund? page on or the Spanish-language portal. The goal of this new feature is to make tax information available to taxpayers who don’t speak English or those who know English as a second language. Taxpayers without Internet access can get the same information about their refunds by calling the IRS Refund Hotline at (800) 829-1954.

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