Featured Story – March 2020

Are Tax Return Apps Worth It?

Processing your tax returns by snapping a photo of your W2 and using an app on your phone has become popular as we continue to increase our reliance on portable technology, but is it really a good way to file your taxes?  Here are some factors of filing your taxes on an app or tax software to consider:

Pros:                      Cons:

Ease of use.           Not as thorough as a tax professional

Fast filing              Most don’t offer year-round assistance

Affordable             Not all software include mediation with the IRS.

It is generally considered a good option if your filing status is relatively simple, meaning you don’t itemize or work for yourself.  If you have a more complicated return, an app may not be the best choice for you.

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