facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Filing taxes by smartphone -- there's an app for that

Jan. 31, 2014 at 3:28 PM   |   Comments

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The U.S. Internal Revenue Service has begun accepting federal returns and taxpayers now have a smartphone app to file simple tax forms.

Filers with the simplest of simple tax forms -- Forms 1040EZ or 1040A without a lot of credits and deductions -- may want to consider one of several mobile apps being rolled out by big-name tax preparers this year, the Chicago Tribune reported Friday.

With the app, filers take pictures of their W-2s so the information populates the return. After checking the form for errors and answering a few more questions, filers file the return from their smartphones.

The apps are inexpensive, or free in some instances, the Tribune said.

Through Feb. 15, filing federal and state returns through the 1040EZ Tax app offered by H&R Block is free and a $9.99 for both filings after that at date. Federal returns completed through TaxAct Express, the app offered by TaxAct, are free while state returns cost $7.99.

© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
U.S. Air Force orders more RQ-4 Global Hawks U.S. Air Force orders more RQ-4 Global Hawks
2
The FBI announces completion of facial recognition program The FBI announces completion of facial recognition program
3
New York state may legalize recreational marijuana by next year New York state may legalize recreational marijuana by next year
4
Hurricane Odile strikes Mexican resort town Hurricane Odile strikes Mexican resort town
5
Identical twin linked to 2004 rapes by new DNA test Identical twin linked to 2004 rapes by new DNA test
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback