Tax season is right around the corner, but luckily, there are great apps on the market to help simplify the process.
Tired of sifting throw hundreds of receipts during tax season? Ditch the receipts and download Shoeboxed (Android,iOS) perfect for anyone who has various travel expenses or those who like to stay organized. After signing in with a Google account, you have the ability to categorize your expenses, get reimbursed for business expenses, and track mileage with the built-in GPS component. Simply by snapping a picture of your receipts, the app will automatically take the vendor, total amount, payment amount, date, and categorizes the revenues based on the type of tax. You can then instantly make an expense report (from the photos of the original receipts) and have it sent to your mobile device.
Size 18.4 MB
Download Shoeboxed for iOS
Download Shoeboxed for Android
Accurately track every mile with MileIQ (Android, iOS) to help save you money. MileIQ will work even when you forget, the app is always running and will automatically log driving miles. MileIQ will then calculate the mileage value perfect for you to give to your business (for reimbursement) or to file your taxes. With MileIQ, there is no need to purchase a separate GPS tracking device. Downloading the app and setting up your account are the only steps necessarily to helping you save your hard earned cash.
Size 18.6 MB
Download MileIQ for iOS
Download MileIQ for Android
TurboTax (iOS, Android) users can e-file their taxes, in a relaxed, easy to comprehend fashion. The TurboTax app will ask you a series of simple questions to help personalize your experience, to help save you valuable time. By just taking a snapshot of your W-2, the app will load all your information to the right tax forms - or you can fill out your W-2 manually, but the added camera feature will save you valuable time. TurboTax will help you find tax deductions; the app searches through over 350 deductions to help you find the ones you qualify for to maximize your tax return. After finishing, TurboTax will review to make sure your tax forms are correct and that you are receiving your maximum refund.
Size 90.7 MB
Download TurboTax for iOS
Download TurboTax for Android
4. ItsDeductible Donation Tracker
A companion app, Itsdecutible donation tracker (iOS) from turbo tax uses eBay to calculate the IRS approved value of any your gifts. The app helps users keep track of any tax-deductible charitable donations. Use your iPhone or iPad to keep track of what charity you donated to and how much you gave. For any cash or property donations that exceed $250, written proof of date and value of the donation will be required by the IRS. If you are making a non-cash gift that exceeds $500, the app will help you fill out your Form 8283. Only donations to certain organizations will be tax deductible, using Itsdeductible donation tracker will help you understand which ones are and will end up saving you hours of struggle when filing your taxes.
Size 51 MB
Download ItsDeductible for iOS
Download ItsDeductible for Android
Looking to save time by having your taxes done by a professional? Then Taxfyle (Andriod,iOS) may be right for you. Taxfyle will quote you based on your tax position and get you in contact with credentialed tax professional – supports both individual and business tax. If you have a difficult time sifting through all your information, simply send your financial accounts to one of the reputable professionals found by Taxfyle. The tax app, allows you to take photos with your mobile device and load them right into the app, the tax pro will take over from there. Taxfyle allows you to gain your tax information year round, which is great if you plan on applying for a mortgage.
Size 74.2 MB
Download Taxfyle for iOS
Download Taxfyle for Android
Have you been patiently waiting for your tax return? Now you can go directly to the source. The IRS is featuring their very first app, IRS2Go (Android, iOS) which by no means is the flashiest tax app on the market, but it will provide useful instructions for filing your taxes. The basic app will be more helpful for those who e-file their taxes. It can take several weeks for those of you who filed a paper return, but those who e-filed can expect to see their tax refund results within a week. The app also features helpful tax tips, and for those who qualify, they offer free tax counseling. If you have any outstanding payments, you can pay them through the app, for your convenience.
Size 5.8 MB
Download IRS2Go for iOS
Download IRS2Go for Android
Created by Intuit Inc, Taxcaster, (Andriod, iOS) allows you to estimate your income tax return in minutes. By entering basic personal details, your income, and taxable income, the app can generate an accurate estimation of what you can expect for your tax refund. The app only serves a single purpose, but it gives you the ability to prepare for the future.
Size 43.4 MB
Download TaxCaster for iOS
Download TaxCaster for Android
8. H&R Tax Prep
If you are new to the idea e-filing taxes or an advanced veteran, H&R Tax Prep (Android, iOS) is an excellent way to get this year’s taxes done early. The deluxe version of this app is paid and geared towards those with difficult tax circumstances. The free version has a step-by-step process that starts with the user importing their W-2 to the app, through a mobile device. Personal information is required to complete the process to prepare your Federal tax return.
Size 48.4 MB
Download H&R Tax Prep for iOS
Download H&R Tax Prep for Android
An app similar to Shoeboxed, Quickbooks (Android, iOS) allows you to do your accounting on the go. By adding an expense to the app, you can input how much you're spending, how you're paying for the transaction, the bank account used, who you paid, the category, and any notes about the sale. With Quickbooks, you can snap a photo of your receipt and attached it to your transaction (saved to the application) which can be used as acceptable proof for tax purposes.
Size 125 MB
Download QuickBooks for iOS
Download QuickBooks for Android
Managing your financial life with Mint (Android,iOS) throughout the year can make April 18 just another ordinary day. With Mint, you can get an in-depth look at your balances, bills, spending habits, investments, credit, and your net worth. Budgeting is made simple with Mint and saving money and paying your bills has never been as manageable. The app gives you a chance to see your financial situation in its entirety, saving you countless hours of time.
Size 74.4 MB
Download Mint for iOS
Download Mint for Android
Inspiring stories and how-to advice to help you do amazing things on the go, every day.