In this golden age of technology, communication has become one with convenience, not just in how we contact one another, but how we interact with businesses, banks, restaurants, and even government services. The Internal Revenue Service released their new smartphone application IRS2Go 5.0 which is compatible with both Apple and Android devices.
It’s free for download to anyone looking to simplify the way they connect with IRS, specifically; “The new version of IRS2Go provides taxpayers another way to quickly get information and help around the clock” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen”.
It’s important that users who have already downloaded past versions of IRS2Go should make sure to update their devices with the most current official- and completely free version of the app by visiting the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
The newest version of the free mobile app offers a number of safe and secure ways for taxpayers to access other popular tools and the most up-to-date tax information, including:
- Refund Status. Taxpayers can check the status of their federal tax refund through IRS2Go. People simply enter their Social Security number, which will be masked and encrypted for security purposes, then select their filing status and enter the amount of their anticipated refund for their 2014 tax return.
- Free Tax Prep Providers. The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Programs offer free tax help for taxpayers who qualify. This brand new tool on IRS2Go will help taxpayers find the nearest volunteer tax help site to their home by simply entering their zip code and selecting a mileage range. By clicking on the directions button within the results, the maps application on the device will load with the address, making it easy to navigate to your desired location.
- Stay Connected. Taxpayers can interact with the IRS by following the IRS on Twitter, @IRSnews or @IRSenEspanol, watching helpful videos on YouTube, signing up for email updates, or by using the Contact Us feature.
We urge our clients to take advantage of this application, although it doesn’t solve all issues concerning personal finance with a wave of a magic wand, it serves as a very resourceful platform for anyone to make their lives just a little more simple.