Hottest New Mobile Game: Filing Taxes
A new trend is taking over smartphones and tablets. As tax time draws near, tax prep apps are moving up in the marketplace and appearing on screens nationwide. It seems that slick app interface design has finally taken the headache out of getting taxes taken care of.
The big player in the game is TurboTax, whose app for iOS and Android is a savior for many tax neophytes. The TurboTax app allows you offers a step-by-step guide to compile your tax information, allows W-2 and 1099 information to be quickly added with a photo, live chat support, and a promise of security and data integrity. Filers have to pay a service fee with a few different packages available. Prices range from $34.99 to $74.99, but using your phone makes it a cinch to find Turbo Tax coupons and save some on that.
The best part of the step-by-step process is the ticker that shows your refund amount. This figure is green when you’re owed a refund, and red when you owe the IRS, and is animated to tick up and down as you answer questions about your income and expenses over the past year. Yes, this is a fun little game inside the app for those who truly love games.
H&R Block offers a similar tax app designed to get your taxes done quickly and in not much time. We explored this app for fun Easter eggs and were surprised by some of the game aspects of this. H&R Block give you all of the features you’d expect, including the ability to take a photo of your tax forms and have them magically transferred to the app.
Mobile technology continues to innovate, and change the way we do something as commonplace as pay our tax bill. Don’t be surprised to see these apps popping up on mobile phones and tablets all around you.