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I may be in a bit of denial about that looming tax deadline. Now, I’m sure that if you are expecting a refund, you aren’t that concerned. But, for anyone that is going to owe money, putting off taxes seems to be…normal.
Tax prep is probably my least favorite thing to do every year. There are the piles of paperwork that I should have meticulously filed all year, which is shoved in folders in a filing cabinet. Definitely not the most exciting task!
However, there are a lot of mobile helps today for my iPhone 6 that I love. Coupled with the amazing nationwide network coverage of U.S. Cellular, it makes tax time a little bit easier to handle.
Did you know that according to the IRS, nearly 126 million taxpayers e-filed their taxes in 2015?
I know that we always e-file. I love the convenience of it. And with so many more people using their smartphones to manage their finances (59% according to a recent U.S. Cellular survey), having mobile capabilities during tax time is important.
Top 5 apps to help with your Taxes
TurboTax – I love TurboTax. It is convenient, and it makes doing your taxes easy. The free TurboTax app helps users get their taxes done anytime. You can even take a picture of your W-2, answer a few questions, and e-file from anywhere!
IRS2Go – This is the official app of the IRS. It allows users to check on their refund status, or make a payment. It also offers free tax preparation assistance and you can sign up for helpful tax tips.
MyBlock – This app is backed by the tax professionals at H&R Block. It helps users quickly estimate their tax refund, update documents you are sending into your tax professional, access previous tax records and check on the status of your refund.
TaxACT Express – Answering a few simple questions allows users to easily prepare and e-file their federal and state taxes for free. Mobile device users can receive updates on when the IRS and state have processed their returns, check refund status, and even file extensions.
Expensify – If you are looking to get ahead of the game for next year (yes, yes I am), this app helps to keep track of receipts, time or mileage and business travel. It easily creates expense reports and has the ability to import credit card transactions. Then it automatically creates and IRS guaranteed e-receipt for all purchases under $75.
Do you use your phone to help manage your finances? Is it something you are thinking of using more?