10 apps to make taxes less taxing

We all dread tax time: hunting for receipts and statements, figuring out which forms we need, decrypting IRS instructions, and carving out time to go through it all. In tax preparation as in health matters, prevention is the best medicine, so we’ve compiled 10 apps to give you a jump-start on filing, helping you track finances year-round and get maximum refunds for minimum effort.

Forecasting

TaxCaster (iOS, Android)

Get a head start on tax planning with TaxCaster, an Intuit app that helps you adjust your paycheck withholdings, so you either get your money back throughout the year or one big payout after filing. TaxCaster also approximates your refund — if that isn’t incentive to get your taxes done early, then we don’t know what is.

Deductions

Scanbot (iOS, Android)

Beautifully designed Scanbot enables you to turn space-wasting documents, such as invoices and receipts, into high-quality JPEGs and PDFs. You can email this data, upload it to the cloud, or print it if necessary. You can even scan your tax documents as backup before you submit … [Read more]






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giveaway / February 12, 2015 / Software
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