How to track your tax refund from your iPhone, Android

You can find out where your money is by using the IRS Web site, but you can also stalk it with your iPhone or Android device.

It's that time of year again: tax season. For many of us, the constant visits to the IRS Where's My Refund site are in full swing, checking to see when our refund is going to be deposited into our bank account.

Early last year the IRS released a mobile app , allowing people to track their refund status while on the go.

Screenshot by Jason Cipriani

From the mobile app users can track the status of their refund, view videos on the IRS YouTube channel, request old tax records, and contact the IRS directly with any questions.

Screenshot by Jason Cipriani

To track the status of your refund, you will need to provide your social security number, filing status, and exact refund amount.

After entering the required information, and as long as the IRS has had enough time to process your return, you should then see your estimated deposit date. If there are issues with the information you provided, the app will walk you through troubleshooting.

While sitting down at a computer to track your refund may not be all that convenient, being able to track your refund wherever you are certainly is. Just don't let it become an obsession.

You can download the iPhone app or the Android app today.

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Jason Cipriani has been covering mobile technology news for over five years. His work spans from CNET How To and software review sections to WIRED’s Gadget Lab and Fortune.com.

 

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