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Featured Story - March 2020

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:

  • Ease of use
  • Fast filing
  • Affordable

Cons:

  • Not as thorough as a tax professional
  • Most don't offer year-round assistance
  • 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.