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10 Useful Tax Day Apps for Your Smartphone

        Money | Taxes

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H&R Block at Home 1040EZ
You can actually use iPhone and iPad apps to help you prepare your taxes.
You can actually use iPhone and iPad apps to help you prepare your taxes.
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H&R Block at Home 1040EZ is a free app for preparing and filing a 1040EZ income tax return. The 1040EZ return is reserved for a select group of taxpayers with straightforward income and no itemized deductions. The following must be true if you want to file the 1040EZ:

  • You make less than $100,000
  • You rent or lease your home
  • You have no dependents
  • You're single or married filing jointly
  • You're not self-employed [source: Cabebe and H&R Block]

H&R Block at Home 1040EZ is available for iPhone, iPad and Android phones. Not only that, the app allows you to prepare your taxes and file your return for free.

You can also use the app to snap a picture of your W-2 form with your smartphone and automatically transfer all of the information to your tax return. It's a real time saver, especially if you're not a speedy thumb-typer.


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