New IRS smartphone app and social media channels
Anyone who thinks the IRS is behind the times when it comes to technology may not be paying attention to new things the IRS has come out with recently. Here are some of the highlights:
- The IRS announced its first smartphone application called IRS2Go, which is available from the Apple App Store and the Android Marketplace. The app offers an easy way for taxpayers to check on the status of their tax refund and receive news from the IRS.
- People can now connect to the IRS through social media, including @irsnews on Twitter and the official IRS YouTube channel.
- A new tool is available for ordering Tax Return Transcripts online.
Despite these advancements, the IRS still doesn’t initiate taxpayer communications through e-mail. If you receive a suspicious e-mail that claims to be from the IRS, check out what the IRS says to do about phishing e-mails or contact a tax professional from the Las Vegas CPA firm of Wallace Neumann and Verville to see if it is legitimate.