TurboTax Tax Return App

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    TurboTax Tax Return App

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    TurboTax Tax Return App's review

    Published: 2015-05-14, by .

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

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

    "Do Your Taxes From Your Phone"


    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.


    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.


    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!


    by Molly

    May 14, 2015


    Snap. Tap. Done. Get your taxes done right anytime, anywhere. The TurboTax mobile app makes it easy for any tax situation. Simply swipe your way to your maximum tax refund, guaranteed.


    How it works: Snap a photo of your W-2, answer simple questions about your life, and efile securely from your mobile device or computer.

    The most convenient way to get your taxes done right.
    Seamlessly and securely switch between your iPhone, iPad and computer. You don’t need any tax knowledge. TurboTax asks you simple questions and coaches you every step of the way. We automatically double-check as you go, so you can be confident your taxes are done right.

    • Live on-screen video help with SmartLook. Connect with a live TurboTax expert and watch as they guide you by drawing on your screen to get you the answers you need to file with confidence.
    • Step-by-step guidance – answer simple questions and we’ll double check as you go to help make sure there are no mistakes
    • W-2 import – just snap a photo of your W-2 and we’ll automatically fill in the right tax forms
    • Touch ID and PIN. Get secure access on any device - seamlessly switch between your phone, tablet and computer and pick up right where you left off
    • Understand the “whys” behind your refund, in a tap with ExplainWhy.
    • Coverage for any tax situation with our full product lineup: Federal Free Edition, Deluxe, Premier, Self-Employed
    • Searches 350+ tax deductions and credits to maximize your refund (available in Deluxe, Premier and Self-Employed)
    • Fastest refund possible with efile and direct deposit
    • Start for free-pay only when you file your tax return* or pay for TurboTax using your federal tax refund (online offer only, fees apply)

    *TurboTax pricing is based on your tax situation and varies by product. Actual prices are determined at the time of print or efile and are subject to change without notice. Internet access required; standard message and data rates apply to download and use mobile app features and content.

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    Users comments for TurboTax Tax Return App

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Oct 29, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    very easy to use

    Matthew Sciara

    by Matthew Sciara

    Oct 29, 2017  |  "Poor"

    Update from previous review: now trying to use It's Deductible feature with no success. Need to remember to avoid this app. Its deductible screen comes up blank after sign in. Doesn't work on mobile browser either.

    Audrey Waters

    by Audrey Waters

    Oct 27, 2017  |  "OK"

    I have Norton on my cell. It displayed that this app shares personal information. I don't know how true but please make sure that your app will be more secure. Especially when it says you have over 5 million users!

    James Mancilla

    by James Mancilla

    Oct 24, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Amazing simply put

    Song Im

    by Song Im

    Oct 22, 2017  |  "OK"

    Hey, I filled it out, step by step. Keeping story short. Turbo tax took money out of my direct deposit -checking account. I called the number was no longer in service. Please fix the issue, I have yet to receive my check by mail. Applied on Aug 15, now it's Oct 22.

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Oct 21, 2017  |  "Awesome"