Tax questions? There's an app for that

Feb. 8, 2012 at 2:35 PM ET

Wondering where your tax refund is? Now, there's an app for that.

It seems there’s an app for everything these days, including checking the status of your income tax refund.

The Internal Revenue Service said Wednesday that it had updated its smartphone app, IRS2Go that lets you check whether your tax refund has come in yet.

The app also lets you sign up to get tax tips and quickly find out who to call if you have questions. It's free and available for Android and iPhones.

About 300,000 people have downloaded the app since the first version was launched last year, according to the IRS.

It’s not the only way the IRS is trying to keep up with those tech-savvy kids these days. If you’re so inclined, you can also follow the IRS on Twitter and get IRS tax tips on YouTube. They’re also strongly encouraging people to file their taxes online.

Would you use your smartphone to check the status of your tax refund?

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