IRS Tax Tip 2018-147, September 20, 2018
Taxpayers who need tax help can simply pull out their phone and download the IRS mobile app. IRS2Go is available to use for free on any iOS or Android device.
Taxpayers can use IRS2Go to:
- Check the status of their refund. Taxpayers can check the status of their federal tax refund within 24 hours after the IRS receives an an e-filed return, or about four weeks after the taxpayer mails a paper return.
- Make a payment. The app offers easy access to mobile-friendly payment options like IRS Direct Pay. This offers taxpayers a free, secure way to pay directly from their bank account. They can also make a debit or credit card payment through an approved payment processor.
- Find free tax preparation assistance. If a taxpayer is eligible, they can access free tax software from their mobile device using the Free File tool within IRS2Go. They can use this software to quickly prepare and file their taxes and get their refund. Taxpayers who received an extension of time to file their taxes can use the app to file through the October extended filing deadline.
- Get helpful tips and information. Taxpayers can use the app to access IRS accounts on social media, including links to helpful YouTube videos and the IRS Twitter accounts. Taxpayers can also use the app to sign up to receive IRS Tax Tips by email.
IRS2Go is available in both English and Spanish and available to download from Google Play, the Apple App Store or the Amazon Appstore.