The Internal Revenue Service has unveiled IRS2Go, its first smartphone application that lets taxpayers check on the status of their tax refund and obtain helpful tax information. “This new smartphone app reflects our commitment to modernizing the agency and engaging taxpayers where they want, when they want it,” said IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman. “As technology evolves and younger taxpayers get their information in new ways, we will keep innovating to make it easy for all taxpayers to access helpful information.”
Apple users can download the free IRS2Go application by visiting the Apple App Store. Android users can visit the Android Marketplace to download the free IRS2Go app. “This phone app is a first for us,” Shulman said. “We will look for additional ways to expand and refine our use of smartphones and other new technologies to help meet the needs of taxpayers.”
Connect with the IRS
In addition to the mobile app, IRS2Go, the IRS uses social media tools to share the latest information on tax changes, initiatives, products and services.
The IRS participates on the following social media platforms, including:
YouTube: The IRS has video channels that provide short, informative videos on various tax related topics in English, American Sign Language (ASL) and a variety of foreign languages.
Twitter: IRS tweets to share timely information with taxpayers including tax tips, tax law changes and important IRS programs such as e-file, tax credits and “Where’s My Refund”.
Facebook: The IRS has Facebook pages that post valuable tax information for tax professionals and those needing help in resolving long standing issues with the IRS.
iTunes: Audio podcasts that provide useful information on one tax related topic are available on iTunes, as well as in the Multimedia Center on the IRS website.