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TurboTax App Lets Android & iPhone Users File from Phone

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Jan 14, 2011, 1:12 PM   by Eric M. Zeman
updated Jul 28, 2019, 4:30 PM

TurboTax has expanded the availability of its TurboTax SnapTax application beyond the borders of California to all U.S. states. The application, for iOS 4.1+ and Android devices, allows those filing simple tax returns (1040EZ forms) to submit their taxes directly from their handset to the IRS. Users need to take pictures of their W-2 statements, which the application analyzes in order to extract the relevant income data. Once users fill out a few more text fields, they may submit their taxes. The application is free to download and use, but TurboTax charges $15 for the tax forms to be processed and delivered to the IRS.


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Jan 14, 2011, 1:47 PM


would someone want to do their taxes on a device with a 3.5-3.7-inch screen? That's hella stupid. And even if so, a lot of people who do use the 1040EZ form, still require additional worksheets and such.

Most Americans that can use the 1040ez form dont require anything else. They can do telephone tax if there tax is straight forward and basic. This is just a step up from that.
It's only for EZ formas, which take all of 10 minutes to complete (single, no dependants, one w2? easy!). What I'm more perplexed at is why anyone would pay $15 to file from the program when it's free to do from the IRS's website...
I downloaded the free version (to check it out), and it actually has some pretty nice features. Not sure how well it works, but the app can take a picture of your physical W2 and extract all the data from it automatically.

To put it simply, the ap...
HUGE SECURITY RISKS!!! I wouldn't and won't use it!!
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