IRS2Go: the IRS has a mobile app

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has entered the mobile app world. The IRS mobile app, IRS2Go, which is available in English and Spanish, can be downloaded from Google Play, the Apple App Store or the Amazon Appstore for free to iOS or Android devices.

After downloading IRS2Go, a taxpayer can use the app for the following:

Check the status of a refund

IRS2Go will be able to provide the status of a federal tax refund within 24 hours of e-filing a return and about four weeks after a paper filing.

Make a tax payment

IRS2Go offers access to mobile-friendly payment options (like IRS Direct Pay) which allows taxpayers a free, secure way to make payment directly from a bank account or, if an approved payment processor, a debit or credit card.

Free tax preparation assistance

If a taxpayer’s adjusted gross income is below $66,000, using the Free File tool within IRS2Go, a taxpayer can access free tax software to prepare and file tax returns.

Get helpful tips and information

IRS2Go also provides access to IRS accounts on social media, including YouTube, Twitter and Tumblr on tax matters, as well as information on how to subscribe to IRS Tax Tips.