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TurboTax SnapTax for Android Easily Lets You File Your 1040EZ

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Yes, I know it is only January, but it’s time to start getting your taxes in order. Maybe if they weren’t such a hassle, we wouldn’t dread doing them every year? TurboTax is looking to change that this year with their new SnapTax app for Android devices. If you have a 1040EZ form to fill out this year, you can do it right from your tablet or phone.

TurboTax is owned by Intuit, the same company that runs the very well-known finance app Mint. They are taking that knowledge of money and Android apps into their new SnapTax app that lets you file a 1040EZ in just minutes. All you have to do is fill out the form on paper and then snap a picture of it. SnapTax promises to do the rest. If you are filing the 1040 for federal there is no cost, but state filings will cost you $14.99.

Intuit promises that all data coming and going through this application is encrypted so you don’t need to worry about security. If you are looking for a way to make your taxes go a bit quicker this year, hit the link below for the download.

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  • trumpet444

    I dread doing my taxes every year because 35%+ of my check goes to an incredibly irresponsible government

    • John Legere

      Yeah, those fools in congress don’t know anything

  • Quint

    My 1040EZ days are long behind me because of student loan interest and investments. I was doing it myself before the investment crap came with those long painful 1099 forms. I use HR Block at Home, paying the $30, just so I can import the 1099 data

  • Colton

    such a bittersweet app.

  • Kane Desousa

    I always pay the extra 30$ to make sure my taxes are done right so I dont get an audit

    • Adrynalyne

      Your taxes being done right don’t prevent audits.

      I have been audited despite using a reputable company to do my taxes. At the end of the audit, nothing was changed.

      There are things that flag tax returns for audits, and they will be present regardless of who does the taxes.

  • SewWhat

    I’ve used this app the last 3 years and it works amazingly well. Quick, simple and a hell of a lot cheaper than their online product for E-file and direct deposit.

    • Justin Larmay

      Same here. Makes taxes a breeze. Did it just come to android though? I know its been on iOS for quite some time now.

      • SewWhat

        Like I said I’ve used it the last 3 years.. not sure how long it’s actually been out for Android.

  • Defenestratus

    Ohhh the days when my taxes were simple enough to use the 1040EZ.

    Now I have to pay an accountant to do my taxes. Its ridiculous that I have to pay a beancounter to figure out how much money a bloated, wasteful government is going to forcibly confiscate from me.

    grumble grumble grumble.

    • Gr8Ray

      They’ve already confiscated it, you are just filling out the paperwork to get some of it back (usually).

      • Fozzybare

        not necessarily…

      • Defenestratus

        I don’t give the feds an interest-free loan.

        Zero withholdings.

        • reyalP

          You either don’t owe the IRS money at the end of the year or you are getting hit with Underpayment of estimated tax penalties on what you do owe.

    • sc0rch3d

      i would guess it’s a conspiracy, but i pay that little extra coverage to the beancounter in case the IRS comes back to say my taxes got filed wrong. i thot i was throwing money away until the one time it came in handy. 30 bux well spent.

    • reyalP

      Why not file your own taxes? It’s not as hard as you think. You could probably handle it yourself, unless you have several K-1′s, capital gains or losses or several rental properties. Understanding how to mitigate your tax liability should be important to you anyway.

      • Adrynalyne

        He/she probably owns a business.

      • Defenestratus

        Oh where do I start?

        Spouse with record levels of slave payments (Study Loans), capital gains, rental properties across several states, two W2′s, income on the side, mortgage deductions, cost of business deductions, medical expenses deductions, charitable deductions… you name it, my accountant has to deal with it :P

    • Raven

      My days of being able to file a 1040EZ are long past me too with a house, wife, & kid. But, I do still file through TurboTax and would love to be able to use their app to enter some of the data. Why not allow the app to snap some of my documents as the starting point for a full 1040 instead of just limiting it to a 1040EZ only?

  • http://www.kovdev.com/ kover

    I thought this post was an advertisement.

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Eric Rees

      The press release writing is strong with this one.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        If it was……. we wouldn’t mind… Just saying.

    • John Legere

      We all know how much everyone loves to pay taxes /s

      • Cowboydroid

        I guess the person who downvoted you does, in fact, love paying taxes?

        • Philip J. Fry

          No, that’s Chris, the Droid – life troll.

      • Intellectua1

        I will be murdered by the IRS over $8,000 I forgot to pay taxes on.. Smfh..