It is almost tax time and more people are opting to file their taxes online as opposed to using an accountant. The market for online tax filing programs continues to grow since TurboTax launched their program.
Mobile devices are now now introducing apps to help you with the preparation of your 2011 taxes. Currently, only the 1040EZ form can be filed using the iPhone or Android via the TurboTax and H&R Block apps. Complete Tax hopes to launch by the end of January and TaxAct has now made itself available on the iPad. Just scan your W-2 into your smartphone or iPad and your taxes are filed. You can also use your mobile device to track the status of your refund.TaxACT Logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Other tools that people have found useful include TaxAct’s glossary of terms, tax preparation checklist, tips, and status check. Complete Tax will retain your data in its database in the event that you do not qualify as an EZ filer. TurboTax allows you to ask questions and provides a checklist, while H&R Block answers questions, estimates taxes, and can schedule an in person appointment at a local office.
Users can also enjoy the availability of bookmarks. Some services also refer to the them as flags. While each company calls them something different, these tools come in handy. They allow the user to mark a page to include notes or reminders. The can help the user remember to enter important information and remember where you left off, should you need to stop in the middle of filing your return.