Suite of TurboTax Mobile Apps Offer Easy Options at Tax Time
New Tax Apps Help Students That Still Need to File
SAN DIEGO – Mar. 17, 2011 – While most students are focused on mid-terms and Spring Break, another deadline is quickly approaching tax day. Fast, easy mobile apps are changing the way that students can tackle this annual task and they don’t need to pay someone a bundle to do them.
TurboTax (turbotax.intuit.com/), the nation’s No. 1-rated tax software, has a suite of new apps for mobile phones and the iPad to help people save time and money:
- SnapTax (turbotax.intuit.com/snaptax/mobile/?cid=int_pr_snptx): Designed for those filing a simple (1040 EZ) return, the SnapTax app allows them to prepare and file a federal and state return right from their iPhone or Android phone in minutes. With SnapTax, users can snap a photo of their W-2 with their smart phone and the app automatically enters the information into their tax return. Then they answer a few basic questions, review their return for accuracy and tap “File Now” to electronically file their federal and state tax returns in minutes. The app is free to download and customers pay when they are done. SnapTax is available through the Apple App Store (itunes.apple.com/us/app/turbotax-snaptax/id406364213?mt=8) and Android Market. To view a video and for more information, go to SnapTax.com.
- TurboTax : TurboTax just released a new app for the iPad (turbotax.intuit.com/support/iq/Working-on-My-Return/What-is-TurboTax-for-iPad-/GEN81004.html) that is the first and only app that lets taxpayers prepare and e-file both their federal and state taxes completely from their iPad. The new app combines the unparalleled ease and accuracy of TurboTax with the portability and convenience of an iPad enabling people to work on their taxes anytime and anywhere. Taxpayers can download the app for free from the Apple App store and begin in TurboTax Deluxe for $29.99. State tax preparation is additional.
- MyTaxRefund (itunes.apple.com/us/app/mytaxrefund/id365180396?mt=8): Getting a refund? About 75 percent of taxpayers do. After filing, taxpayers can check the status of their federal tax refund, based on Internal Revenue Service projections, with TurboTax MyTaxRefund. Available for iPhone or iPad, it’s free and easy to use.
- TaxCaster (itunes.apple.com/us/app/taxcaster-mobile/id346184215?mt=8): This free mobile app lets taxpayers quickly estimate what their refund or amount owed will be. Available for iPhone, Android and WP7 mobile devices.
For the latest information and helpful tax tips, visit Tax Break (blog.turbotax.intuit.com/), the TurboTax blog. Taxpayers can follow TurboTax on Twitter (www.twitter.com/turbotax) or become a fan on Facebook (www.facebook.com/turbotax).
TurboTax is the nation’s No. 1 rated, best-selling, do-it-yourself tax preparation software. Available on desktop, online and mobile, TurboTax helps more than 20 million people a year easily and accurately claim every deduction and credit they’re entitled to, so they get their biggest tax refund possible. For more information, visit the TurboTax press room.
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