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10 Useful Tax Day Apps for Your Smartphone

        Money | Taxes

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Tax Organizer
You can use your smartphone to get those business receipts organized.
You can use your smartphone to get those business receipts organized.
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This useful app for the iPhone, Android phones and (soon) BlackBerry should be called "receipt organizer." The most useful feature of Tax Organizer is its ability to snap a photo of a receipt and save it as a tax-deductible expense.

Tax Organizer is a life-saver for folks who travel a lot for business and need to expense lots of meals, rental cars, mileage, entertainment and more. The app lets you quickly enter the pertinent information for each transaction -- what Tax Organizer's creators called the "5 Ws": who, what, where, when and why it's tax deductible. Then you snap a picture of the receipt and it's all saved in one place.

Tax organizer is free for 30 days, but then you need to choose between the Basic Plan ($14.95 a month) or the Premium Plan ($19.95 a month). Both plans will automatically back up your saved receipts "in the cloud," while the premium plan is marketed to folks who manage lots of rental properties. Under that plan, you can use the app to manage up to 15 different properties, each with its own list of categorized expenses.


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