4 Best Android Tax Apps 2014

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Tax Apps for Android Tablets and Phones for Tax Year 2013

Best income tax apps for Android tax year 2013.
Best Android Tax Apps of 2014. Hr&R Block/ TaxACT/ IRS / Intuit TurboTax

My list of top personal income tax apps for Android includes apps that you can use to complete your tax return and file it and apps that track your return after you file or that give you free answers to tax questions. Some apps help you get organized before you try to do your taxes, too.

Surprisingly, the two biggest names in tax software, TurboTax and H&R Block, only have Android apps for completing simple returns. If you itemize deductions or otherwise have a more complex return, check out TaxACT's app.

The top Android tax apps of 2014 are:

  • H&R Block Android Tax Apps
  • TaxACT Android Apps
  • TurboTax Android Apps
  • IRS2Go

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H&R Block Tax Apps for Android

H&R Block 1040 EZ Android app.
H&R Block 1040 EZ Tax App for Android. HBR Digital LLC

Other Top Tax Apps 2014: TaxACT Apps | TurboTax Apps | IRS2Go

H&R Block offers two Android tax apps, one for simple tax returns and one for getting answers to tax questions and for working with a Block tax professional. If you have a more complicated return, you will have to consider TaxACT or TurboTax apps, or use the H&R Block Tax Preparation 2013 iPad App.

H&R Block 1040EZ Tax App

To get started with the H&R Block At Home 1040EZ Android app, snap a photo of your W-2 with your phone and the numbers will be imported into your return. From there, you answer questions via a tax interview and after you file your return, the app gives you status alerts as your return is processed. Both a Federal and state return can be completed quickly, but that's because this app isn't designed for more complex returns. If you fall into any of these tax situations, you can use the app: Single or married filing jointly, income of $100,000 or less, rent or lease your home, have no dependents. This rules out a lot of taxpayers, but if you can file with this app, the price is right.

H&R Block 1040EZ Tax App for Android mobile devices includes all of Block's guarantees, including representation if you're audited.

Cost:

  • Free to download and use, $9.99 to file both Federal and state returns

H&R Block 1040EZ Tax App requires Android 2.3 or higher.

H&R Block App

The H&R Block App for Android doesn't walk you through completing and filing your income tax return, instead the app gives you a checklist of information you need to gather to work on your taxes. Other tools, which are primarily for H&R Block customers, include:

  • Tax Estimator estimates your refund.
  • Check the status of your Federal and state returns as they are accepted and processed.
  • Locate nearby H&R Block offices and schedule an appointment with a tax professional.
  • Access to prior year tax returns.
  • Snap photos of tax-related documents and send them to the H&R Block tax pro you're working with.

Cost: Free

H&R Block Android App requires Android 2.2 or higher.

More Top Android Tax Apps:

  • TaxACT Android Apps
  • TurboTax Android Apps
  • IRS2Go

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TaxAct Android Tax Apps

TaxACT Android tax apps for tax year 2013.
TaxACT Android Tablet and Phone Tax Apps. TaxACT

Other Top Tax Apps 2014: H&R Block Tax Apps | TurboTax Apps | IRS2Go

TaxACT went all out this year and is offering six different Android apps for either completing and e-filing your 2013 income tax return, or for getting help with tax questions. TaxACT 2013 for Android tablets works for just about any personal tax return for free, or for under $15.

TaxACT Express is a great way to file a simple return fast, Donation Assistant is used to record and document cash and non-cash donations and DocVault saves and organizes tax-related documentation such as receipts for deductible donations and expenses. TaxACT Central has free answers to tax questions, a checklist of documents to gather before starting your return and other helpful features, and Tax Return Status can be used to track your return after you file whether or not you used TaxACT to complete your taxes.

See TaxACT Android Apps for Tax Year 2013 to get the details on all of these great apps.

More Top Android Tax Apps:

  • H&R Block Android Tax Apps
  • TurboTax Android Apps
  • IRS2Go

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TurboTax Android Apps

TurboTax SnapTax for Android, tax year 2013.
TurboTax SnapTax 2013 Android App. Intuit

Other Top Tax Apps 2014: H&R Block Tax Apps | TaxACT Apps | IRS2Go

TurboTax offers three tax apps for tax year 2013. One of the apps will help you complete and file a simple tax return, but there are no TurboTax Android apps for those who itemize deductions or otherwise have a more complex return (although there is aTurboTax iPad app for these returns).

TurboTax SnapTax (Android Phone or Tablet)

You can use SnapTax for Android to complete and file your income tax return if you earned under $100,000 and were single or $120,000 and were married in 2013, don't own a home and have no income other than interest income, unemployment or regular income reported on a W-2.

SnapTax gets its name from how you start a return using the app: snap a photo of your W-2 and the app grabs the numbers and puts them in the correct places on your return. Then you answer a few questions and e-File. TurboTax says it will take you only 10 minutes to file your return, and many user reviews indicate that it's possible to file in even less time.

Cost: Free, file an optional state return for $14.99

TurboTax SnapTax for Android requires Android 2.2 or higher.

TurboTax TaxCaster

TaxCaster for Android is useful for estimating your 2013 federal tax refund, or how much you'll likely owe the IRS. Enter a few basic details to get your estimate, and of course, TaxCaster will let you know what TurboTax version is best for completing your return.

Apps like TaxCaster can really help for tax planning. If you will owe taxes, you can make arrangements to set some money aside to make the payment with your return. Unfortunately, many of these apps don't hit the app store until December, when it's too late to systematically budget for a tax payment.

Cost: Free

TurboTax TaxCaster for Android requires Android 2.3.3 or higher.

MyTaxRefund by TurboTax

Whether or not you use TurboTax to file your tax return, you can use MyTaxRefund for Android to check on the status of your return after you e-file it. The app also gives an estimate of when you will get a refund if you have one coming. The app works for both Federal and state tax returns.

Cost: Free

MyTaxRefund by TurboTax for Android requires Android 2.3.3 or higher.

More Top Android Tax Apps:

  • H&R Block Android Tax Apps
  • TaxACT Android Apps
  • IRS2Go

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IRS2Go Free Android Tax App

IRS2Go tax app for Android, tax year 2013
IRS2Go Android Tax App 2014. IRS

Other Top Tax Apps 2014: H&R Block Tax Apps | TaxACT Apps | TurboTax Apps

The IRS2Go app for Android was updated in February of 2014 with a new look and additional features. Use this app to check your refund status within 24 hours after e-filing (you can check on paper returns 4 weeks after mailing), request a copy of your tax return or a transcript of your account with the IRS and find free help with income taxes. You can also use IRS2Go to follow the IRS on Twitter, sign up for email updates and to see tax help videos on YouTube.

Cost: Free

IRS2Go for Android requires Android 2.1 or higher.

More Top Android Tax Apps:

  • H&R Block Android Tax Apps
  • TaxACT Android Apps
  • TurboTax Android Apps