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Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 01/26/2011

IRS app tracks refund, gives tax tips

By Hayley Tsukayama

The Internal Revenue Service has released a new smartphone app to help people track their tax refunds and get daily tax tips from the agency.

The app, called IRS2Go, launched Monday. It is free and available at the Android and Apple marketplaces.

To track refunds, users can enter their social security number and other identifying tax information over a secured, encrypted server. E-filers can track their refunds in about 72 hours after receiving an acknowledgment that the IRS has received their return.

For those filing paper tax returns, longer processing times mean they will need to wait three to four weeks before they can check their status.

To really stay on top of your taxes the techy way, follow @IRSNews on Twitter for more tax tips.

(1/27, 5:49 p.m. Corrected the name of the IRS app.)

By Hayley Tsukayama  | January 26, 2011; 11:55 AM ET
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Comments

www.taxproblem.org

Posted by: killerirscpa | January 26, 2011 6:47 PM | Report abuse

killerirscpa wrote: "www.taxproblem.org"

SPAMMERS are FRAUDS!

Posted by: Garak | January 27, 2011 8:29 AM | Report abuse

Thanks to this app, the IRS will also track you.

Now the IRS can link a social security number and individual tax return, with your cell phone number and GPS location.

Posted by: coakl | January 27, 2011 3:41 PM | Report abuse

My search this afternoon (4 pm EST) for IRSToGo yielded the message:
"There are no matches in Android market for the search IRSToGo".

This is on Android 2.2 on Motorola Droid2 (Verizon)

Would there be another place to search for this?

Posted by: pxkatz | January 27, 2011 4:20 PM | Report abuse

My search this afternoon (4 pm EST) for IRSToGo yielded the message:
"There are no matches in Android market for the search IRSToGo".

This is on Android 2.2 on Motorola Droid2 (Verizon)

Would there be another place to search for this?

Posted by: pxkatz | January 27, 2011 4:23 PM | Report abuse

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