“Where’s my Refund?” This popular feature on the IRS web site (www.irs.gov) allows taxpayers to see the status of their refund after filing their income tax return.
Now with a recent announcement, the IRS is making their Refund Status service available on the 2014 version of their Mobile App called IRS2GO.
What can you do on the new IRS2GO?
|Refund status. By entering your Social Security Number, selecting your filing status, and entering the amount of your anticipated refund you can see where your tax return is in the IRS filing process. For security purposes your Social Security number is being masked and encrypted. If you wish to check on the status of your refund:|
|When to check:|
|24 hours after an e-filed tax return confirmation|
|4 weeks after a mailed tax return is sent|
|What you need to provide:|
|Social Security number|
|EXACT refund amount|
|Tax Records. You can also request copies of your tax return or a copy of your account transcript using the IRS Mobile App. While you may request the information from your phone, the actual transcript will be mailed to you within a few business days.
A note of caution
Remember, the IRS is also experiencing record levels of identity theft. If you plan on using the IRS2GO Mobile App, take the same security precautions you would if you were logging into your bank account. This includes, but is not limited to, using your personal internet network and not a public network.
To download the IRS2GO app with an iPhone or iTouch go to your iTunes app store. Android users can visit Google Play to download their version of the app.