Take Guesswork Out Of Your Refund Status With MyTaxRefund

This mobile app review describes how to track your tax refund right from your mobile device and get your Turbo Tax refund status.

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Whether or not you will end up paying taxes, you will most likely have to file an income tax return. The process used to be labor intensive and involved mailing a stack of papers to the IRS and patiently waiting for your refund. E-filing made the process a little faster, but you still had no way to track the status of your return once it was filed.

The new mobile app from TurboTax helps to address this problem. Rather than calling the help line at the IRS and then waiting on hold for minutes or even hours, tax filers can use the MyTaxRefund app from TurboTax to track the status of their refund check right from their mobile device.

The newest version for the TurboTax app is easy to navigate and will work if you have used TurboTax or some other service as long as you have filed electronically. Users of the app seem to agree that MyTaxRefund is a great tool as evidenced by the 3-star rating from iTunes and the 4.5 star rating in the Google Play app store from Android users.

Operating similar to the TurboTax online system, users provide their Social Security number and ZIP code to find out whether their tax filing is pending, accepted, or rejected.

An accepted status just means your initial submission passed the test of items the IRS looks for on all filings. If the status is pending, that means that your submission has not yet been received by the IRS. A rejected status, while not what you want to see, may be beneficial because you are able to fix whatever caused the rejection immediately. This is much better than waiting for a response in the U.S. mail only to find there was a issue. In most cases, filings are rejected because information is missing or there is a problem with the signature.