The Internal Revenue Service launched a revamped version of its homepage last week.
The most notable changes, aside from a more streamlined layout, include boxes with three common reasons citizens logon to the site: information on filing a tax return, needing to pay a tax bill and just general questions.
The site also features an updated social media section where citizens can find information on the IRS YouTube, Twitter and Facebook pages, along with IRS2GO, the agency’s smartphone app that lets users interact with the agency, including finding the status of your tax refund.
The IRS is just the latest agency to make sweeping changes to its website. Earlier this year, both the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Energy also made dramatic changes to its page.
The federal government has also been conducting an online national dialogue to discuss ways that .gov sites can be improved. The dialogue has been extended through tomorrow and already includes more than 400 topics for discussion.