Managing your taxes and filing them on time has never been an easy task. The same thing goes with checking the status of your Federal tax refund. Especially now that we are in the midst of a global pandemic, the tax season has drastically changed. Normally, the tax season in the US will take place between  January to April 15. However, due to the coronavirus outbreak, the filing and paying of 2020 taxes have been moved to July 15 (today). Interestingly, taxpayers can take advantage of the official IRS app that allows them to check their tax refund status as well as paying for their taxes via IRS Direct Pay. IRS2Go can help users in many ways from paying taxes on time to free tax preparation assistance and more.

irs2goHow does IRS2Go App Works?

IRS2Go app will simply make all your tax-related information easily accessible. Instead of visiting the official IRS site, you can take advantage of this app to access all the information you need. One of the app’s main purpose is to help users check their federal tax refund status. To do so, simply download the app from the PlayStore or Apple App Store. Head over to the Refund section and input all the information needed including the Social Security number, the filing status, and the expected refund amount. You can check your refund status within 24 hours after the system received your e-filed return, or about four weeks after mailing your paper return.

Tax Payment

IRS2Go also allows you to pay taxes in a very convenient way. The app comes with a Direct Pay option that you can use absolutely for free. IRS Direct Pay is a mobile-friendly payment option that everyone can use for free. Simply visit the Payment section of the app and select between the two available payment options. You can pay using the IRS Direct Pay option or you can also settle it using your debit or credit card. Security will also not be compromised with this app as IRS2Go can generate login security codes for certain IRS online services, allowing you to retrieve codes through IRS2Go instead of using text messages.

Free Tax Help

Another impressive and useful feature of IRS2Go is the free access to tax software from your mobile device to quickly prepare and file your taxes and get your refund. Simply visit the Tax Help section of the app to access all the tools. Choose IRS Free File to help you file your taxes using the specialized software. If you prefer receiving help in-person, tap either the Free Tax Prep Site Locator or the AARP Tax-Aide Site Locator to find a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) or Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) site near you and receive free tax help.


IRS2Go remained faithful to its goal, to provide easy access to this tax-related information. The app comes with a very user-friendly interface and easy-to-use tools. Aside from allowing you to check the current status of your tax refund, this app is packed with other useful features. These include the convenient payment option for your taxes and built-in software to help you file your taxes for free. We do not want to miss the deadline or filing and paying taxes and we all want to avoid those penalties so if you are an individual taxpayer, this app is definitely something you should have on your mobile device. Currently, IRS2Go is available for both Android and iOS devices and you can download the app for free.

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