Nobody likes to do their taxes but, unfortunately, the tax season is almost upon us, and I'm dreading and counting down the days until April 18th (this year's tax day is not the 15th). However, those of you who have relatively simple taxes have a new option to file this year, one that wouldn't even make you touch a computer - TurboTax SnapTax for Android.

If you've made less than $80K, the income was all a result of W2s, interest, or unemployment, and if you don't claim any dependents or real estate, SnapTax is for you. Not only can you e-file your Federal and State taxes straight from your phone but snap pictures of your W2s too - just like those mobile banking apps help you deposit checks, SnapTax helps you scan your income form. Pretty cool stuff and a great first attempt at a tax app, Intuit.

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To download the free app (you only pay when you e-file) and see how it works, scan the following QR code with Barcode Scanner or mash it with your finger if you're on your mobile:

QR code for https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.intuit.instantreturn

Source: AppBrain via AndroidCommunity

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  • Geraldo

    This is pretty cool. I'll try it out once I have my 3 W2's...

  • Jaymoon

    This would be awesome, except for that $15 part to e-file...
    TurboTax of course has their *highly* un-publicized "Freedom Project", which allows you to e-file federal 100% free, and if you are filing in a qualify state, 100% free state e-filing.


    You only have to fit within 3 guidelines, which most people who are filing their own taxes and/or complaining about a $15 charge, do. (Like me :D)

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Nice, thanks for the info!

    • http://www.turbotax.com Bob Meighan

      Jaymoon.... The $15 is for preparation and filing (all inclusive federal and state). The other thing to remember is that with SnapTax you get the ultimate in simplicity. Just take a snapshot of your W-2 and SnapTax does the rest.

      Thanks for the feedback!
      Bob Meighan
      VP, TurboTax

  • Nicole M

    I just did mine with the app and it is pretty freaking amazing!