With Tax Day 2017 being only a month away, there's not a lot of time left for people to file their latest tax returns with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Regardless of whether you're filing your taxes yourself or are paying someone to do it for you, there are plenty of Android apps on the Google Play Store that can help keep you informed about the entire process and assist you in other tax-related endeavors. Below you'll find a list of some of the most useful Android tax apps that are currently available for download.
TurboTax Tax Return App
TurboTax is the name that most U.S. consumers have probably heard of as this brand happens to denote the most popular tax preparation software in the country. While the TurboTax Tax Return App isn't as robust as its desktop counterpart, it's still a convenient way to get your taxes done on the go. Simply take a photo of your W-2 form, answer a few questions, and you're good to go.
If you find the process of filing taxes too complicated or simply can't find the time to do so, you can always hire someone else to do the heavy lifting for you. Luckily, there are plenty of Android apps that allow you to do that, and Schwingo happens to be one of the more accessible ones. While Schwingo is far from the only tax company that offers its services through an app, it stands out from the crowd by providing all new users with free price quotes and not requiring clients to do anything other than pay for the service in the end. Using an app like Schwingo definitely isn't the cheapest option for filing taxes, but it might be the best one if you value time over money.
Paycheck Free promises to provide its users with the most accurate estimate of their net payroll check. Whether you need help making sense of taxes in the context of federal witholding, state witholding, or social security, Paycheck Free has you covered. The app also supports email integration for users looking to forward their paycheck details to someone.
Pocket Tax is a convenient mobile tool for getting instant tax refund estimates for the United States, Canada, Australia, and Ireland. If you have a busy schedule and can hardly find the time to sit down and do some calculating on your own, Pocket Tax will be able to assist you and explain the matter of tax refunds in simple English, without using any complicated terms. Better yet, the app is completely free to download.
While there are many useful tax-related guides on the Google Play Store, IRS2Go is the only one that happens to be the official app of the IRS. Apart from providing users with free assistance and tips, IRS2Go also ships with the ability to check your refund status. So, if you're wondering when your refund will be deposited to your bank account, IRS2Go can answer that question.
TaxMee promises to be a mobile tool that will revolutionize the industry by providing it with a simple and reliable method for connecting finance professionals with tax payers. By using TaxMee, tax experts can communicate with their clients throughout the tax preparation process and help them every step of the way. Apart from that, the app also ships with various tips and promos, as well as a feature that allows users to easily share tax forms.
Tax2290.com – File 2290 Online
This is a rather specific app designed exclusively for truck drivers, but if you happen to be one of them, there aren't many viable alternatives to choose from. Tax2290 is the first IRS-certified e-file service that's assisting professional drivers with the tax form 2290, i.e. the one pertaining to heavy highway vehicles. The company's mobile app is basically a cleaner version of its website, so if you need to file the form 2290, you should probably give this tool a go.
US Salary Tax Calculator
US Salary Tax Calculator is the newest app on this list that was only released in early March. This mobile tool was primarily designed to inform you about how much tax you're paying and where that money is going to. While not incredibly versatile, US Salary Tax Calculator works as advertised and features a relatively simple user interface that's perfectly responsive.
Tax Foundation Facts & Figures
One of the most well-known resources on tax rates, rankings, and burdens in the United States is available in mobile form as of recently. Anyone on the lookout for important data and summaries related to the matter will likely want to check out this Android guidebook that features information on all 50 states and sports a robust search engine.
TaxCaster by TurboTax
The second TurboTax-branded app on this list wasn't intended to be a comprehensive tool for filing your taxes. Instead, it was designed to provide you with a quick estimate regarding how much taxes you may owe this year, or how much you can expect to get refunded. After you get your estimate, TaxCaster will recommend you one of several apps that will prepare your taxes.