Oh, Snap!

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.


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3 responses to “Oh, Snap!

  • jeffbabl

    My only question is that altough it may be way faster to use this app, do you lose out on possible refunds that you overlook that a phone wouldn’t catch?

    • sambates

      I think that’s why you’re only allowed to do it if you are filing the 1040EZ. With me, it was pretty cut-and-dry. I only had one form to input so I know everything was right. Someone that has a lot of forms might now have it so easy.

  • Kristen Friesen

    That’s awesome! Unfortunately, I’ve been past the EZ form for awhile. We hire a guy … and he ain’t cheap. Still, I’m amazed.

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