Did You Know Taxpayers Can Connect with the IRS on Their Mobile Phone?

If you have questions regarding taxes, you can access the IRS mobile app, IRS2Go, which is available for free to use on Android and iOS devices. It’s also available on Amazon. This app can be used to:

  • Check the status of a refund.
    A refund status can be checked within 24 hours after the IRS an e-filed return, or about four weeks after filing a paper return.
  • Make a payment.
    IRS Direct Pay is available using IRS2Go which offers a free, secure way to pay directly a bank account, credit or debit card payment through an approved payment processor.
  • Find free tax preparation assistance.
    Eligible taxpayers can access free tax software from their mobile device to quickly prepare and file their taxes and get their refund. Taxpayers who got 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.
    The app can be used to link to IRS accounts on social media. Users can do things such as watch helpful videos and access IRS tweets. Taxpayers can also use the app to sign up to receive IRS Tax Tips by email.
  • Stay Secure.
    Users can use IRS2Go to create login security codes for certain IRS online services. This allows the taxpayer to retrieve codes through IRS2Go instead of using text messages.

IRS2Go is available in both English and Spanish.



About the Author

Kay Sowa is a paralegal in the Trusts and Estates Group at Capehart & Scatchard, P.A. She is an IRS Enrolled Agent, an Accredited Estate Planner®, and a Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor. She oversees the trust and estate administration practice for the firm. She is an accomplished author and lecturer who has frequently spoken on behalf of a number of organizations including the National Business Institute and the Institute of Paralegal Education.

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