The Internal Revenue Service is planning to demonstrate an upcoming refresh of its IRS.gov website optimized for mobile users, along with a prototype of online accounts for tax professionals, at its IRS Nationwide Tax Forums this summer.

The IRS will also be showing some new features in the online taxpayer accounts it debuted last year. “Last November we released an online account feature for individual taxpayers,” said IRS director of online services Paul Mamo. “That’s now been out for almost eight or nine months, not with a lot of heavy publicity, but we’ve made a lot of releases, probably seven or eight, some on the back end and some front-end user experience pieces. Now taxpayers can actually go out there and look at their balance. They can quickly go to a transcript, and as recently as a couple of weeks ago, now you can go out and actually see what we’re calling a tax record snapshot. This was done just before the July 4 holiday.”

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