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IRS smartphone app will help track refunds

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January 24, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Want a better way to stay connected to the Internal Revenue Service? There's an app for that.The app, called IRS2Go, allows you to track your tax refunds and get tax tips from the federal tax collection agency. The app won't cost you a penny and it's available for those with iPhones and Androids.

The IRS said it's using the app to become more accessible to taxpayers. In addition to the app, the agency also produces videos for YouTube and has a Twitter news feed.

The agency said personal tax information is encrypted, so taxpayers can safely access it. Taxpayers can download the IRS app at the Apple App Store, or the Android Marketplace.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.