Jan 28th, 2019

Tax season is upon us here in the United States and we’ve pulled together a few apps that help make filing those taxes a little easier. While these apps may have some similar features, they are each unique with their own design and tax preparation costs. Take a look at the list below to get started.

H&R Block Tax Prep and File

Description: H&R Block’s tax app once again makes it easy to file your taxes. 1099s can be easily imported and if you are a Stride user, the app automatically imports your self-employment expenses. How about another bonus? Deposit part or all of your return into an Amazon e-gift card and receive a 5% return bonus. Upfront pricing lets you know the exact cost to file your taxes with H&R Block.

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: Yes
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Installs: 100,000+

Install H&R Block Tax Prep and File 

TaxAct Express

Description: TaxAct lets you easily file your taxes and offers to get you the maximum refund. Snap a photo of your W-2 and import it right into the app. Seamlessly switch between the app and the website to complete your return. TaxAct ensures their accuracy and back it up with a $100,000 guarantee.

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: Yes
  • Rating: 3.9/5
  • Installs: 100,000+

Install TaxAct Express

TurboTax Tax Return App

Description: The TurboTax app is by Intuit, the company behind QuickBooks, proconnect, and mint. This allows you to easily import data directly into the TurboTax app and minimizing manual data entry. The app has a couple nice features such as identifying yourself by scanning the barcode of your Drivers License or ID. Real CPAs are available to answer any of your tax questions within the app giving you 100% confidence. CompleteCheck™ runs an in-depth scan of your return and guide you through any final changes so you don’t miss a thing.

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: Yes
  • Rating: 4.3/5
  • Installs: 5M+

Install TurboTax Tax Return App

TaxSlayer

Description: The TaxSlayer app allows 1040EZ filers to file their taxes for free. If you have a more advanced tax return, TaxSlayer supports all major forms to make filing easy for only $24. You can e-file your state return as well for only $29. Additionally, TaxSlayer also offers complimentary email and live phone support for any questions that may arise.

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: Yes
  • Rating: 3.8/5
  • Installs: 100,000+

Install TaxSlayer

IRS2Go

Description:  IRS2Go is the official app of the Internal Revenue Service. The app can use your phone’s location to find the nearest tax preparation office for you. Once you’ve filed your tax return, use the IRS2Go app to track the status of your tax return. If you find out you owe money, you can make the payment via the app.

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: No
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Installs: 5M+

Install IRS2Go