Some people hate filing their taxes. Last year, that was me. I had a really difficult time getting my numbers right while trying to stay sane. I think the process of filing my taxes last year took longer than it did to get my refund back and spend it.
This year, I decided to change it up. I opted for TurboTax’s smartphone app, Snap Tax, that lets you take a picture of your W-2 form instead of inputting the numbers yourself. I was pretty stoked back in January when I read about it. I mean, these are the kinds of things that I got a smartphone for, right? Fortunately, technology did not let me down. The addresses were off and one number didn’t transfer directly, but otherwise, the whole process was quick and smooth.
I decided to try this app out because it’s new and seemed pretty convenient, but I’m left wondering: Did it really save me that much time? My answer: Yes. It took me about 10 minutes to file my taxes this year. Hallelujah.
To qualify to use Snap Tax you have to be filing a 1040EZ form and if so, I would definitely recommend it. It’s fast and efficient, and just to be honest, I felt pretty tech-savvy using my phone to file my taxes.