Thursday, January 27, 2011

Checking your tax return? There's an App for that...

The Internal Revenue Service is keeping up with the times. This is the first tax season the government agency will offer an application for smartphones: IRS2Go.

“This new smart phone 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.”

The IRS2Go phone app will also give you easy-to-understand tax tips.

Apple iPhone 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.

I just downloaded it to my DroidX.

It opens with four options: Get your refund status (this will prompt you for information specific to your return); get tax updates (which will be sent to an e-mail account); follow us (via the @IRSnews Twitter feed); and contact us.

“This phone app is a first step 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.”

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