Tax season is coming. There are still several months left before due date, April 15, but there are so many of the tax payers, who do not prepare the paperwork up to the last moment, due to the lack of time, desire, or necessary documentation. But, now, all the happy smartphone owners can do the trick even at the very last moment.
SnapTax, an app from Intuit, maker of TurboTax, allows you to snap a picture of your W-2. The information is loaded onto an electronic return; you add any other information that’s needed, and then click to file your taxes over your Apple iPhone or smartphone running Google’s Android system.
These are the good news, but the option does not apply to everyone, as it is suitable only for those who qualify for filing 1040EZ only:
- Don’t own a home or have kids.
- Only have W-2, interest, or unemployment income to report.
- Earned less than $100K ($120K if married).
The filing process is fast, easy, straightforward, and guarantees maximum returns, as claim the software developers:
- Download the app for FREE on your smart phone.
- Snap a photo of your W-2 to import your info.
- Answer a few simple questions.
- Review, efile securely, and you are done!
SnapTax uses optical character recognition (OCR) technology to streamline and simplify tax preparation and shows a running tally of the refund, or taxes owed, every step of the way.
You may use SnapTax without charge up to the point you decide to send it to print or electronically file your tax return. Printing or electronically filing your return reflects your satisfaction with SnapTax, at which time you will be required to pay or register for the product, which is $19.99 as of today, which includes one federal 1040EZ and one state tax return plus e-filing.
Developers’ website: http://turbotax.intuit.com/snaptax/mobile/
iTunes site (for iPhone): http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/turbotax-snaptax/id486548194?ls=1&mt=8
Android Market site: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.intuit.instantreturn