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6 Tax Apps for iPhone

Free iPhone Tax Apps

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Looking for iPhone tax apps to make income tax preparation easier? Look no further, here are the best free iPhone tax apps, all of which run on iPad and iPod Touch, too.

H&R Block Tax Central for iPhone

H&R Block Tax Central Tax App for iPhone and Android mobile devices.
H&R Block Tax Central Tax App
HRB Digital LLC
Tax Advice, Tax Glossary, Refund Estimate and More

Power up H&R Block Tax Central tax app on your iPhone to have access to multiple income tax tools.
  • Get quick answers to the most often asked questions being asked by tax filers.
  • Create a customized tax preparation checklist.
  • Stay informed of important dates pertaining to your personal tax situation.
  • Estimate the amount of your tax refund with the Tax Estimator.
  • Access hundreds of tax terms in the A-Z tax glossary.
  • Use GPS or zip code to find the nearest H&R Block office.
  • Test your income tax know-how with an interactive quiz.
More info: H&R Block Tax Central

TurboTax SnapTax for iPhone

Complete and file your 1040EZ on your iPhone with SnapTax free tax app.
TurboTax SnapTax Tax App
Intuit/TurboTax
File Your Tax Return on Your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad

Use this tax app to snap a photo of your W-2, then answer a few questions and e-file your tax return, all from your iPhone device. SnapTax has the same maximum refund and 100% accuracy guarantee that TurboTax tax software does, and saves a PDF copy of your return. SnapTax isn't a tax app for all tax returns, but is a solution for 1040 EZ filers with this tax scenario:

  • Single with income of $80,000 or less.
  • Married with combined income of no more than $100,000.
  • No dependents.
  • Income only from W-2s, interest, or unemployment compensation.
  • No home or real estate ownership.
SnapTax is free, add a state return for $15.

More info: Shoot, Snap, Prep, File: Taxes on Your iPhone

MyTaxRefund

Use MyTaxRefund iPhone app to track the status of your tax refund.
MyTaxRefund iPhone App
Intuit
Check Your Tax Refund Status on Your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad

e-File your income tax return, then download the MyTaxRefund iPhone app to track the status of your tax refund. MyTaxRefund also lets you know if your return has been rejected or accepted by the IRS and estimates when you can expect your tax refund to arrive. MyTaxRefund is from Intuit, the TurboTax people, and is free to any iPhone users who e-Files their return, whether they use TurboTax or not.

More info: MyTaxRefund in the iTunes Store

IRS2Go for iPhone

IRS2Go free iPhone tax app will check the status of your federal tax refund.
IRS2Go Tax App
IRS.gov
Get Tax Tips and Check Tax Refund Status

After you file your tax return, this free tax app will check the status of your federal tax refund on your iPhone device. If you e-file your taxes, IRS2Go reports you return status within 72 hours. Paper filers don't have it so good - if you file a paper return, you have to wait 3-4 weeks to check your tax refund status.

Use the IRS2Go tax app before filing your tax return to get daily tax tips written in plain English to help you with your tax planning and preparation.

More info: IRS2Go from IRS.gov

1040 Tax Calculator

1040 Tax Calculator iPhone and iPad tax app calculates your tax refund, or what you owe the IRS
1040 Tax Calculator iPhone App
Ijaz & Associates
Tax Refund Calculator for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

Enter all sources of income, then plug in your tax deductions, then 1040 Tax Calculator does the math and comes up with the amount of your tax refund, or what you owe the IRS.

This app is offered by Ijaz & Associates of Springfield, VA, and requires your name and phone number. You may be contacted regarding income tax return preparation services.

More info: 1040 Tax Calculator in the iTunes Store

TaxACT Mobile

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While the TaxACT Mobile site is not technically an app, it has some great income tax features and is optimized for mobile devices like an iPhone.

Use TaxACT income tax preparation software to file your federal and/or state tax return, then use the TaxACT Mobile site to check the status of your tax return. Even if you don't use TaxACT, direct your smartphone browser to TaxACT Mobile to read Daily Tax Tips from J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax Guide or view a tax calendar, IRS e-file refund cycle chart, income tax preparation checklist, and state tax contact information.

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