Track Your Tax Refund: There’s An App For That

I realize we’re getting a little ahead of ourselves (most of us haven’t even filed our taxes yet), but the IRS has a new way to check the status of your tax refund. Yep, there’s an app for that, too.

The IRS is out with a new phone app called IRS2GO.  It’s free and can be downloaded on iPhones and Androids, according to the tax agency. The app helps people track their refunds and get daily tax tips from the IRS. Here are the steps to check on your check:

  • Enter your Social Security number (IRS says over a secured, encrypted server).
  • Select filing status used on your tax return.
  • Enter amount of expected refund.

How long before you can track your refund?  For e-filers, 72 hours after receiving an e-mail from the IRS that its received your return.  Paper filers will need to wait three to four weeks.

Hopefully I’ll get to use this new app. It all depends if I’m getting a refund this year.

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