Top Tax Apps for the iPhone

Feb 26, 2011

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I chose these apps because they will be beneficial to filing your taxes this year.

Dr. Taxes (2010 version)

Provides tax information pulled directly from the IRS website regarding anything from tax deduction changes to tax limit updates. This iPhone tax app includes over 100 questions pertaining to taxes for 2010 in the form of tax trivia that includes a leaderboard comparing your scores both locally and globally.



Tracks non-cash charitable donations. You can input the date, charity name, and address. You can also choose a category and description for the donation item, and choose the quality of the item ranging from good, better, and best which will automatically provide an estimated value for the item. There’s a notes field where you can include detailed information. Additionally, you can add an image of the donation. Send the report to your accountant, etc in html format.
Price: $2.99


Expensify for iPad

Allows you to track spending, log expenses, photograph receipts, and record mileage. Other features include an automated generation of IRS ready eReceipts for expenses under $75. Also, reimbursements can go directly into your checking account.
Price: FREE


Dictionary of Tax Terms – All terms, definitions & glossary for learning government taxes, rebates, customs

Provides over 600 tax terms with regular updates, a saved search history, a send to a friend option, and includes charts and graphs for a better visual understanding. Best of all no internet connection is required to operate this tax iPhone app.
Price: $1.99

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This is the official IRS iPhone app. All you need to do is fill out a few simple questions to find your current refund status (assuming you’ve already filed your taxes). The tax app also offers some social options such as email newsletter sign up, and follow the IRS on Twitter.
Price: FREE


EZ +Tax (shopping surprises begone! Never underestimate what you’ll pay at the cashier again!)

This is a sales tax calculator. Add in an amount plus sales tax and the app will give you the sales tax amount alone. It’s simple and quick!
Price: $.99


Tax Central

Offers a plethora of features for tax help. Below are the listed benefits of the tax app indicated in the Apple store.

* Check the status of your Federal refund.
* Get instant answers to the most popular questions being asked by tax filers just like you!
* Create a customized checklist. Whether you’re completing your taxes in an office or doing them yourself, we will help you figure out what you need, and will keep you informed of important dates pertaining to your personal tax situation.
* Quickly estimate your tax refund with our in-app Tax Estimator.
* Stay informed of things that could impact your tax situation with our Video Gallery and News & Updates feature.
* Test your tax know-how with our interactive quiz. What will you score?
* Access hundreds of tax terms with our A-Z Glossary.
* Find an office – use GPS or your ZIP code to find an H&R Block office near you
Price: FREE

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Contractor, Freelancer, Small Business Tax Calculator

This app is made especially for just these groups of professionals. This iPhone app calculates the percentage of tax to be paid from work rendered including your take home percentage as well. Other features include calculations for a monthly contract rate and take home amount, and annual invoiced amount.
Price: FREE


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