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The best iOS services for tackling your taxes

Jeffery Battersby | April 2, 2015
Still need to file your taxes? Let your iPad help. Here's the rundown of TurboTax, H&R Block, and TaxACT's offerings for iOS.

But after that, TaxACT starts to lose some of its gloss. Once you get past some basic data entry, TaxACT moves to the world of IRS forms and manual data entry. It's not a death sentence, but it's not nearly as easy as working with either of the other two programs.

Overall, while TaxACT offers all the guarantees of both TurboTax and H&R Block, it doesn't provide the same level of comfort for less experienced tax filers. If you're used to filing taxes by hand--or you're not afraid of tax forms--TaxACT may be perfect. You won't spend nearly as much time on your taxes as you would with the other programs, but it's not for the faint of heart--if you're a cautious tax filer it's probably not for you.

$22 when filing, including state taxes. Downloadable applications only available for PC.

The best choice

Of these three platforms, TaxACT is the least polished and it not a great choice if you're a less experienced tax filer. In terms of user experience, and gets a leg up when it comes to making all your data entry easy, particularly when it comes to scanning and entering your W-2 information.

However, this year's best pick is H&R Block--it will cost you less money overall and gives you the extra option of offering some of your bonus as a gift card. Plus, by offering the same features and functionality as the desktop application, it's guaranteed to help you get your taxes filed on time and without hassle. 


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