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Updated IRS Smartphone App Now Available

IRS Special Edition Tax Tip 2014-05, February 5, 2014

Are you on the go but need the latest tax information at your fingertips? There’s an app for that. The latest version of the innovative IRS2Go app is now available.

Here’s what you can do with the redesigned IRS Smartphone app IRS2Go, version 4.0, available in English and Spanish:

  • Check the status of your refund.  The new version of IRS2Go includes an easy-to-use refund status tracker so taxpayers can follow their tax return step-by-step throughout the IRS process. Just enter your Social Security number, filing status and your expected refund amount. You can start checking on the status of your refund 24 hours after the IRS confirms receipt of an e-filed return or four weeks after you mail a paper return. Since the IRS posts refund updates on a daily basis, there’s no need to check the status more than once each day.

  • Find free tax preparation.  You may qualify for free tax help through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance or Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs. A new tool on IRS2Go will help you find a VITA location. Just enter your ZIP code and select a mileage range to see a listing of VITA/TCE sites near you. Select one of the sites and your Smartphone will show an address and map to help you navigate.

  • Get tax records.  You can request a copy of your tax bill or a transcript of your tax return using IRS2Go. The post office will deliver to your address on record.

  • Stay connected.  You can interact with the IRS by following the IRS on Twitter @IRSnews, @IRStaxpros and @IRSenEspanol. You can also watch IRS videos on YouTube, register for email updates or contact the IRS using the “Contact Us” feature.

For more information on IRS2Go and other IRS social media products, visit IRS.gov.


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