It’s tax season once again and app users can find numerous apps to help with tax filing this year. Whether you use an iPhone, an Android or a Blackberry, you will find apps available for all devices. Here is a peek at what these apps can do for you.
Snap Tax by TurboTax
Available for both the iPhone and Android users this app will allow you to prepare and file your taxes right from your phone. All you need to do is answer a few questions, review your return and press send to file your taxes. Note, however, that the app only works for those filing with tax form1040EZ. Additionally, your income can not exceed $80,000 to file with Snap Tax.
Tax Answer by H& R Block
iPhone and Android users can download Tax Answers for free to get answers to the most popular tax questions this year. Users can also get an estimate of what their return will be and the app will also update you on anything new that could impact your return.
Tax Caster Mobile by TurboTax
For iPhone and iPad users, this app will help you estimate what your return will be this year. The app asks you questions and adds up your deductions. The program, however, can not file your taxes for you, it is just a great tool that you can use to see approximately what your return will be.
Dictionary of Tax Terms
If you have an iPhone or Blackberry, this is an app that will give you the rundown on every tax term imaginable. Definitions are offered for over 600 key terms, offering the most up to date information available. The app also offers users charts and graphs, and an easy search option.
Shoeboxed is a program for iPhone users that allows them to easily keep track of their receipts for tax time. All the user needs to do is to snap pictures of their receipts and the data is filed. You can email yourself an expense report when it is time to file your return.
Receipt Filer Lite
A program for the Android, Receipt Filer Lite offers the same concept as Shoeboxed. Users can take pictures of their receipts that are then filed and organized for you.
I Donatedit is an app for the iPhone and iPod Touch that tracks for users their charitable deductions. When you donate non-cash items to a charity the app keeps track of what you donated, who you donated to and the fair market value of the items. You can even attach a photo of your items, offering, even more, documentation to verify your donation. When it is time to file your taxes you can then email yourself a detailed summary of your donations for the year.
For both iPhone and Android users, this free app is directly from the IRS. The IRS says the app is a safe and secure way for users to get the information they need. The app allows you to securely check the filing status of your return. You can also enter your email and get daily tax tips sent right to your inbox from the IRS.