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Top 9 Best Tax Android Apps – 2021

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If you want an easier way of doing your taxes, well, maybe we can help. There are a number of applications for Android that will make your tax prep and filing easier. Some are directly related to that, while others can indirectly help. Either way, we’ve hand-picked nine apps to show you. There are not many such apps in the Play Store, so we limited ourselves to those that are truly useful, of course.

Do note that these apps are not listed in any specific order. The vast majority of them will help you directly with tap prepping and filling. Do note that this list is US-oriented, though not all apps are limited to the US. Having said that, you’ll find more information about each of the apps below, including a description, necessary Android version, some screenshots, and more, so read on if you’re interested.

Top 9 Best Tax Android Apps 2021

Below is a quick overview of the top 9 best Tax Android apps for 2021, including any download and in-app purchase costs.

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Download CostIn-app cost (per item)
TurboTax
H&R Block Tax Prep and File
TaxSlayer
Credit Karma
Jackson Hewitt® Tax Pro
TaxAct Express
Taxfyle
IRS2Go
CamScanner$0.99-$399.99

Top 9 Best Tax Android Apps 2021 Downloads

Below is a little more information on each app, a suggestion for the type of user the app is best suited to, and a direct link for easy downloading.

All download links go to the app’s Google Play Store listing. Users are always recommended to download apps from Google Play or an authorized app store.

Best Tax Android App For Most Users

TurboTax

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 7.0+

TurboTax is easily one of the most popular tax-related applications in the Play Store. This app brings quite a few features to your device. The first thing you’ll need to do, is set up your profile, and answer some simple questions about your life. This app can help you file taxes for basically any situation, including the ones if you’re self-employed. You can also import your CRA tax data directly into TurboTax.

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This app will automatically search for 400+ tax deductions and credits. It will also automatically optimize your RRSPs, donations, and medical/family credits. You can get your tax refund in as few as 8 days with NETFILE. This app is free to use, though do note that you will have to pay if you file with TurboTax Standard, Premier, or if you’re self-employed. Also, the auto searching for tax deductions is not available in the free version.

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Best Tax Prep Android App

HR Block Tax Prep and File app grid

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H&R Block Tax Prep and File

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 7.0+

H&R Block Tax Prep and File app stands side-by-side with TurboTax. It’s an excellent prep and file app for your taxes, without a doubt. The UI of this app is excellent, one of the best ones I’ve seen when it comes to tax apps. This app includes credits and deductions for free, so you don’t have to pay in order to see available tax deductions. That actually includes student loan interest, tuition and feed, Social Security income, and unemployment income.

You can get a free mid-year tax check-in and free audit assistance as well. The company’s online on-demand tax help option means that tax experts, enrolled agents, and CPAs can offer unlimited help. Thanks to E-File Quick Look, you can actually get return status updates delivered straight to the Tax Prep App homepage. You can also import docs that are important to you, by uploading pics or PDFs. These are only some options, there’s a lot more this app has to offer.

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Best Tax Prep Automation Android App

TaxSlayer app grid

TaxSlayer

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 7.0+

TaxSlayer is another great alternative for the two apps we’ve already talked about. This app does its best to automatize the tax filing process, making it easier for you. It helps you prepare your federal and state taxes, and will try to get you the biggest refund possible. The developer actually guarantees that you’ll get the maximum refund you’re entitled to, or it will refund you the applicable TaxSlayer purchase price you’ve paid.

This app will autofill your income, wages, and more, when you upload a prior year return, and import your W-2 form. TaxSlayer also claims that its calculations are always up-to-date, and it guarantees 100-percent accuracy. The app will guide you through the whole process, and you’ll also get unlimited phone and email support. If you need even more help, by any chance, the app offers Ask a Tax Pro and Audit Defense options.

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Best Tax Android App For UI Design

Credit Karma app grid

Credit Karma

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: Varies with device

Credit Karma is easily one of the best-looking tax apps that we’ve ever seen. The UI in this app is excellent, and that’s quite important considering the importance of the task at hand. This is also one of the best-rated tax apps in the Play Store. The app will help you file your state and federal taxes with the IRS, and you can do that for free, from start to finish. This app also guarantees that you’ll get your maximum refund.

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The thing is, this app is not limited to your taxes only. It can help you take a look at your free credit reports, and it can even open a savings account for you in a blink of an eye. It can also connect you with government stimulus programs, unemployment benefits, debt relief opportunities, loan options, and more. It will also help you spot potential identity theft and give you tips for keeping your personal information safer.

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Best Tax Android App For Accuracy Guarantee

Jackson Hewitt Tax Pro app grid

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Jackson Hewitt® Tax Pro

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 4.0+

Jackson Hewitt Tax Pro is another quite popular app in the tax world. The goal of this app is similar to the ones we’ve already talked about, to help you prep and file taxes. Much like almost every other app, this one guarantees that you’ll get the biggest refund, or you’ll get your tax prep fees back, plus an extra $1,001. So, it’s extremely confident it can get you the biggest refund.

It also has the Lifetime Accuracy Guarantee. The company says that if the IRS ever says there’s a mistake with your tax return, handled by Jackson Hewitt, it will cover the interest and penalties. Jackson Hewitt Tax Pro will prepare your return after you’ve uploaded your tax documents. Once everything is ready to go, you can review it, and sign it, and all that without leaving your home.

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Best Tax Android App For Features

TaxAct Express app grid

TaxAct Express

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 5.0+

TaxAct Express app is packed with features. Its goal is also to make tax prep and file as easy as possible. The app will guide you through the whole process. This app does come with support for both your phone’s fingerprint scanner, and facial scanning feature, just to make everything as secure as possible. It also offers personalized product recommendations based on your situation.

The app supports all online products, including Free, Deluxe+, Premier+, and Self Employed+ options. You can even switch seamlessly from app to desktop, and pick up right where you left off. The service comes with a maximum refund guarantee, including a $100,000 accuracy guarantee. The 2-factor authentication feature is also available, while the app can view, print, or save your Federal Return PDF.

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Best Android App For Simple Tax Filings

Taxfyle app grid

Taxfyle

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 5.0+

Taxfyle is trying to keep things as simple as possible, and the UI design is a testament to that. This app offers on demand tax filings for personal and business tax. This app calculates an upfront price quote, and assesses your tax position to automatically match you to a credentialed tax professionals specializing in your tax position. It’ll match you in just a couple of seconds.

Taxfyle works with credentialed tax professionals only. Those are people like enrolled IRS agents (EA) or licensed certified public accountants (CPA). All in all, you’re well covered. This app tries to keep things as simple as possible, and has considerably less steps than some other apps we’ve seen. Thanks to that, and its sleek-looking UI, which adds some color to the mix, it’s definitely worth trying out.

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Best Official US Tax Android App

IRS2Go app grid

IRS2Go

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 7.0+

IRS2Go is an official government app. It comes directly from the Internal Revenue Service, and it does offer quite a bit of functionality. If you want to keep things official only, this app can help you. Do note that you won’t get a truly nice UI as part of the experience, or step-by-step guides. This app does, however, allow you to check your refund status, and many more things, directly from your phone.

You can check your refund status, make a payment, find free tax preparation assistance, sign up for helpful tax tips, and generate a login security code. Those are basically the main functions it offers. If you’d like a more automatized approach, trying out some of the apps above may be a better choice. IRS2Go is, of course, both free to use, and it does not come with ads.

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Best Android App For Scanning Tax-Related Documents

CamScanner

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: Varies with device

CamScanner is a completely different app to all the above. Why? Well, this is not technically a tax prep or file application. It is essentially an app for scanning documents, but it can help you in your tax prep and file procedure, for sure. It can help you scan all relevant documents, and also digitize them, while you’re at it. This app can also optimize scan quality, to improve the text and graphics.

CamScanner can extract text from images, as it has OCR (optical character recognition) feature. Once you scan a file, you can turn it into a JPEG or PDF, in case you need to send it somewhere. It also allows you to print documents easily, by using AirPrint. Advanced document editing feature is also offered here, while the same goes for ‘Quick Search’ feature. An e-signature option is available, and much more.

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