On March 31, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service announced that more than 2.3 million users have downloaded or updated IRS’s smartphone application IRS2Go 4.0 so far this year. The app’s latest version was launched earlier this year for the 2014 filing season.
Since its inception in 2011, the total number of downloads, including updates, of its IRS2Go smartphone application has surpassed 5.5 million across both Apple and Android devices.
“IRS2Go’s updated features make it easier than ever for people to check on their refunds and get important tax information,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. “The surge in downloads reflects our interest in providing our nation’s taxpayers with these types of tools to provide helpful, up-to-date tax return information.”
Over half of all visitors to the Where’s My Refund page on IRS.gov were mobile users. Additionally, IRS2Go accounted for 22 percent of the total Where’s My Refund tool requests in February.
IRS2Go 4.0 is available in both English and Spanish and provides features to help taxpayers check on the status of their tax refunds, obtain tax records, find free tax preparation providers and stay connected with the IRS through social media channels such as YouTube and Twitter.
iPhone and iTouch users can update or download the free IRS2Go application by visiting the iTunes App Store. Android users can visit Google Play to download the free IRS2Go app.