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    Published: 2015-05-14, by .

    The TurboTax app lets you file your taxes from your phone.

    6.6
    • File taxes
    • See return
    • Not always free
    • Can get complicated

    "Do Your Taxes From Your Phone"

    THE VERDICT

    The TurboTax app is great if you're only filing a simple return. If your taxes are more complicated than that, using the app maybe more of a headache than it's worth. To start the process, simply take a picture of your W-2, then swipe the screen to answer tax related questions. While the app says it's free to file, it's only free if you have a simple tax return. If you have a 1099 of any sort or are looking for extra deductions, it's going to cost you. And it's going to be complicated to file through the app. Not saying it can't be done, but it would be easier, and quicker, to sit down in front of the computer to do it. Not only is it more difficult to add information, but if you make a mistake, it's harder to go back and fix it. Overall, great for simple returns, not so good for those of us who have more than one W-2 or work for ourselves.

    THE PROS

    This app gives you an easy way to file your taxes for free (if they're simple). It's easy to use and gives you step by step instructions.

    THE CONS

    If you're taxes go over anything but the original tax form, it's going to cost you and it's going to get complicated doing it through the app. It's easy to just file from a computer or call an accountant!

    Molly

    by Molly

    May 14, 2015

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    Users review

    from 46.364 reviews

    "Great"

    8.8

    Users comments

    Jerry Skala

    by Jerry Skala

    Apr 10, 2017  |  "Poor"

    The font is way too small on a tablet and its trouble is compounded by being light blue on a white background. I enjoyed using this app last year but since I now can't read it, I must leave. The web site suffers from the same problem.

    Mark Daniel Roettger

    by Mark Daniel Roettger

    Apr 10, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Awesome awesome awesome. Very user friendly!

    Cimerian Conan

    by Cimerian Conan

    Apr 10, 2017  |  "Poor"

    Over 50 bucks for a basic 1040 filing??? No thanks. Way overpriced and not even that great.

    Danny Then

    by Danny Then

    Apr 10, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Very easy to use, make sure you follow directions

    Darcy Aila

    by Darcy Aila

    Apr 10, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Simplicity and user friendly

    Chad Trobaugh

    by Chad Trobaugh

    Apr 10, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    The fastest and easy way to file taxes