Taxes on Your Mobile Phone? It’s a Snap
SnapTax Mobile App From TurboTax Available Nationwide for iPhone and Android
SAN DIEGO – Jan. 14, 2011 – SnapTax, the first mobile application that allows people to prepare and file their taxes from start to finish, is now available nationwide for both iPhone and Android from TurboTax® maker Intuit (Nasdaq: INTU).
Introduced last year in California, SnapTax allows taxpayers with simple returns to snap a photo of their W-2 with their mobile phones and then automatically enters the information into their tax return. Taxpayers answer a few basic questions, review their return for accuracy and tap “File Now” to electronically file their federal and state tax returns in minutes.
SnapTax uses optical character recognition (OCR) technology to streamline and simplify tax preparation and shows a running tally of the refund, or taxes owed, every step of the way.
“SnapTax offers an entirely new and unique way to file taxes,” said Barry Saik, vice president of product management for TurboTax. “Now, millions of taxpayers across the country can do their taxes easily and accurately from their mobile phones in just minutes. SnapTax is the next innovation from TurboTax that revolutionizes how people tackle the annual task of doing their taxes.”
Taxpayers download the mobile app for free and pay when they are ready to electronically file their return. The introductory price of $14.99 includes one federal 1040EZ and one state tax return plus e-filing. SnapTax is available through the Apple App Store and Android Market, or go to SnapTax.com .
TurboTax is the nation’s No. 1 rated, best-selling, do-it-yourself tax preparation software. Available on desktop, online and mobile, TurboTax helps more than 20 million people a year easily and accurately claim every deduction and credit they’re entitled to, so they get their biggest tax refund possible. For more information, visit the TurboTax press room.
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