Tax Tip 2024-22: Taxpayers: Get accessible tax info and forms from the IRS Alternative Media Center

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Issue Number:  Tax Tip 2024-22

Taxpayers: Get accessible tax info and forms from the IRS Alternative Media Center

The IRS Alternative Media Center provides a variety of accessible services to help people who use assistive technology such as screen reading software, refreshable Braille displays, screen magnifying software and voice recognition software.

Anyone can view and download hundreds of tax forms and publications in alternative formats, including:

  • Text only.
  • Braille-ready files.
  • Browser-friendly HTML.
  • Accessible PDF.
  • Large print PDF.

The Alternative Media Center works to make IRS resources as accessible as possible, but not every product is available in all formats. Large print products are available in a variety of languages, including English and Spanish. Right now, Braille and accessible PDFs are available only in English and Spanish.

Get accessible tax products
Anyone who needs accessible tax forms, instructions and publications can download them from the Accessible Forms and Publications page on or request paper copies by calling 800-TAX-FORM or 800-829-3676.

Request tax notices in accessible formats
Taxpayers can complete Form 9000, Alternative Media Preference, and choose to receive their IRS tax notices in Braille, large print, audio or electronic formats. This includes notices about additional taxes or penalties owed. Taxpayers can include the completed form with their tax return, mail it as a standalone form to the IRS or call 800- 829-1040 to elect their preferred format. Once a taxpayer makes the election, they will receive all future notices in their preferred format.

Taxpayers can complete Form 1040, Schedule LEP, to request accessible notices in their preferred language. Currently, Spanish is the only other language that the Alternative Media Center can provide.

Call the Accessibility Helpline for answers to tax questions
The IRS has an Accessibility Helpline to answer questions related to accessibility services and alternative media formats. The Accessibility Helpline does not have access to taxpayer IRS accounts. For assistance with matters regarding tax law, refunds or other account related issues, people can visit the Let Us Help You page on


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