Dear Procrastinator: 4 Apps For Last Minute Tax Filing. You’re Welcome!

Apps for Tax Season

by Melissa Stewart

Disclosure: I am a Verizon Wireless Lifestyle blogger. I receive products free of charge to review. This makes me happy. All opinions are my own.

I got my new phone in last week from Verizon (thank you Verizon Wireless). A shiny new Droid Turbo 2. Perfect timing! Tax season is upon us, and the dreaded April 15th deadline is fast approaching.

*queue scary music*

My old phone was running out of space but my new phone has plenty of space to download my tax app of choice and get ‘er done!

So, I got to googling and found that there are some helpful apps available. Apps that can guide you through the process so you can pay (or be reimbursed by) Uncle Sam as quickly and efficiently as possible! Sweet.

If you’ve waited until the last minute to file your taxes (like me), here are 4 apps for that!

TurboTax Tax Preparation

Tax season made easy. File your taxes anytime, anywhere. Simply take a photo of your W-2, answer some simple questions and e-file securely. Just double check for accuracy (you can manually fix them), pay a small fee, and send your papers off to the IRS through the app — it’s that simple.

FREE on iOS and Android

Turbo Tax App

H&R Block Tax Preparation

Prepare your taxes even when you’re on the go. It’s simple, secure, and your maximum refund is guaranteed. Take a photo of your W-2 – and the app will import your info. Easily switch from your phone or tablet to your computer and back again as you prepare your taxes. Complete your return and e-file with confidence, knowing Block is committed to protecting your personal data.

FREE on iOS and Android

HR Block Tax App

TaxAct Express

Prepare & e-file your simple federal AND state tax returns on your smartphone for FREE – anywhere, anytime. Just answer easy questions – TaxAct does the rest. Secure e-file + direct deposit for your max IRS refund the fastest way possible. Easy!

FREE on iOS and Android

Tax Act App

IRS2Go Mobile App

No list would be complete without the Internal Revenue Service’s own official app, IRS2Go. The app allows you easy access to check on your tax refund status, pay your taxes directly from your bank account or pay with a credit/debit card. Plus tax filing tips direct from the source.

FREE on iOS and AndroidIRS App


Melissa Stewart is a purveyor of possibility, community builder, entrepreneur advocate and coffee enabler. She’s had a “home office” since age 5 (just ask her) and one of her first magazine subscriptions (paid from her piggy bank) was Entrepreneur Magazine. She is passionate about business, addicted to coffee and eternally optimistic. She Owns It is her passion project, dedicated to empowering women entrepreneurs through resources, support and inspiration. Do you tweet? She does (a lot!). Follow her at @melissaonline.

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