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    Published: 2015-05-15, 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 15, 2015

    Description

    How it works: Snap a photo of your W-2, answer simple questions about your life, and e-file 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. 

    KEY FEATURES
    • NEW: Uncover industry specific deductions to get every deduction you deserve with TurboTax Self-Employed.
    • NEW: Redesigned navigation with quick access to the new financial health app Turbo℠, and other apps like Mint, TaxCaster and ItsDeductible.
    • Live on-screen video help with SmartLook™ - Connect with a live TurboTax specialist and watch as they guide you by drawing on your screen to get you the answers you need to file with confidence. Fees apply.
    • 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, verify your data, and we'll automatically put your information into all the right tax forms.
    • FaceID, 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 tax refund, in a tap with ExplainWhy™.
    • Coverage for any tax situation with our full product lineup: Free Edition, Deluxe, Premier, Self-Employed
    • Searches 350+ tax deductions and credits to maximize your tax refund. (available in Deluxe, Premier and Self-Employed)
    • Fastest tax refund possible with e-file and direct deposit.
    • Start for free - pay only when you file your tax return* or pay for TurboTax using your federal tax refund. (fees apply)

    *TurboTax pricing is based on your tax situation and varies by product. Actual prices are determined at the time of print or e-file 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.

    *SmartLook access to a TurboTax specialist is included with TurboTax Deluxe, Premier, Self-Employed, and TurboTax Live; not included in Free Edition (but available as an upgrade). TurboTax specialists provide general customer help and support using the TurboTax product.

    *TurboTax Live and Expert Review by a CPA or EA are available on a PC or laptop; not available on the TurboTax mobile app or when using a web browser on your mobile phone. On-screen help from a TurboTax specialist is available via Smartlook™ on a PC, laptop or the TurboTax mobile app. Service, area of expertise, experience levels, wait times, hours of operation and availability vary, and are subject to restriction and change without notice.

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