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App-filing your U.S. tax forms?

Posted on April 2, 2011 at 2:10 PM

Time to unveil the unveiled, that is 'apps' for doing your taxes.  This short video cleverly reveals some of the available options: http://www.time.com/time/video/player/0,32068,876692034001_2062830,00.html

 

Now, if only I could have done this in the past!  The 'take' is cute, including snapshots of hoped-for business deductions, ending up with, er, the dog.

 

I'm not sure that apps are up-to-speed for Americans filing from overseas, with their use of the Form 2555 and occasionally Form 1116, but taking photos of your W-2s and entering them into a simple application program is surely going to be good for many at-home on-salary individuals.  Make it that simple for individuals to file, and it's got to be good for Uncle Sam, too.  And what do we want right now?  What is good for Uncle Sam!

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