Over the years, the IRS has made it easier to check your federal refund status. This included a phone number you could call and a website you can visit. However, the new trend is mobile apps. People have started using these for everything lately. Is there a mobile app you can download to check your refund status?
Luckily, there is! The IRS has unveiled its very first mobile app. It’s called IRS2Go, and it does more than check your federal refund status. You may find its one of the more useful apps you download!
How Does It Work?
IRS2Go is only available for the iPhone and the Android, at least for now. Users can check their refund status and get tax tips and other information from the IRS. All this from one place on their phone!
After downloading the mobile app, launch it on your phone. Checking your refund status with it is just like using the IRS website. Before you file, find your tax return you used this tax year. You’ll need some information from it before you can check your federal refund status.
- Social Security Number (SSN)
- Filing status
- Exact amount you expect to receive
After you get this info, you can enter it into the IRS2Go mobile app to request your federal refund status. If you’re worried about entering your SSN, don’t fret. They encrypt the numbers so after you enter them they cannot be accessed by anyone.
When to Check Your Refund Status
Keep in mind you can’t get your refund status immediately after you send off your return. It may take a few days. If you e-filed, you can expect your federal refund status much quicker than if you filed a paper return.
For e-filers, they can check their federal refund status roughly 72 hours after receiving an email from the IRS they processed their return. For paper filers, you will have to wait up to 3 to 4 weeks before you can use the app.