If you are like most people, filing your income taxes is toward the top of your “Things I Kind of Hate to Do” list, right up there with visits to your dentist. I get it – there are plenty of things to do and places to go that are more fun than filing your taxes. But what if you could have fun while filing your income taxes? While it may sound unimaginable, with the new TurboTax app for your phone, you can.
If you like to take pictures, you’ll love the new TurboTax Mobile app. It makes entering W-2s as easy as snapping a picture, which is exactly what you can do. Use your mobile phone camera to take a photo of your W-2. From that photo, the app will automatically enter your W-2 information accurately into your return. With the new increased standard deduction most people don’t claim itemized deductions anymore, so taking that picture is all it will take for many taxpayers, making filing your tax return a snap – literally.
With the TurboTax Mobile App, almost any place you go, you can file your taxes.
As Dr. Seuss would say, “Oh the places you’ll file!” You can file in your car, you can file at the bar (but not while driving or drinking). You can file from your phone, you can file from your home.
You can file from your job, or while commuting on the bus. You can file in the coffee line, and get your tax filing done by the time you reach the counter.
You can file on a date (if it’s someone you might hate). No date, and home alone? If you want to see a friendly face, with Turbo Tax, you can have a live CPA or Enrolled Agent contact you via one-way video (you’ll see them, but they won’t see you, so stay in your pajamas if you want to) They can provide you with answers to your questions so you feel confident your taxes are done right – wherever you are. TurboTax Live CPAs and Enrolled Agents are available in English and Spanish and can also review, sign, and file your tax return.
So now, when tax time rolls around, there’s no reason to put off filing your tax return – just click, tap – and you’re done.