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 Treasury Bureaus Using Mobile Technology to Better Serve the Public

By: Robyn East
5/23/2013

Treasury bureaus are keeping pace with the rapid deployment of mobile technology and rising citizen expectations by working to ensure our services are available to customers anytime, anywhere and on any device.

Two important features are the recently released mobile apps IRS2Go in English and Spanish and EyeNote

With IRS2Go, users have access to IRS news and videos on their mobile devices as soon as the information is publicly available. Customers can also request transcripts of their tax return and even check the status of a tax refund on the go. 

EyeNote, developed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, is a free mobile app to identify denominations of US currency notes as an aid for the blind or visually impaired. This app can work without network connectivity or equipment modification, and the spoken output can be English or Spanish.

In addition to releasing mobile apps and as part of the Digital Government Strategy that the President announced a year ago today, Treasury has published data in formats that facilitate additional use by entrepreneurs, developers, and researchers. We anticipate that the release of this data will stimulate the development of innovative products and services. This information is available for public use on Data.gov and also on our new developer page

Here is a list of data feeds and services or APIs (Application Programming Interface) that are currently available:

Robyn East Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information Systems and Chief Information Officer at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. 
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