"The app has limited functionality & replaces a phone"
Version: IRS2Go 1.0.1
This app is a substitute for a voice mail from the IRS that informs you of your refund status.If you e-file, you can check your refund in a few days.You will have to wait 3-4 weeks to check if you use a paper return, all the more reason to e-file
The IRS says that your information will be masked & encrypted.Until we see security certifications who knows if phone carriers can view your info & how secure is you SS# that you just entered? If your phone is lost or stolen,then what ?
Also, don't have any high expectations of this app having breakthrough technology that might let you scan your W-2 to the IRS in lieu of filing Form 1040EZ or 1040A or being able to provide relevant content to your particular circumstance.
The IRS refund status app is a good attempt by the IRS to automate the refund checking process and will save you significants amounts of time as compared to using the IRS phone number. Many online tax preparation services provide a web based service for you to file your tax return online and offer this refund tracking service for free which enables you to monitor your IRS refund status from their website. If you have a simple return and your adjusted gross income is $58,000 or less you may be able to File Free from the IRS website or otherwise you will have to pay a fee to use one of these competively priced online tax preparation services, who offer competive pricing
Don't forget to, e-file early and get that refund working for you now and start tracking your IRS refund status.
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