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All posts tagged "taxes"


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Tax Apps to Help You Beat the Deadline

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 03:00 AM

http://www.tuaw.com/2012/04/03/five...ile-your-taxes/

"With only a few weeks before taxes are due -- the federal deadline is on April 17, and many states have followed suit -- plenty of Americans are scrambling to file before the clock ticks away."

There are a few that I use that aren't on this list. One is Taxcaster from TurboTax, a universal app to help you estimate how much your tax (or refund for that matter) will be. Another is MyTaxRefund, an app to track your refund. Hopefully you won't need the third one from TurboTax, it's called Easy Extension. I think the name lets you know what that app is all about.


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Turbo Tax on the iPad, Surprisingly it Works Great!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 04:00 AM

http://www.imore.com/2012/02/03/fil...otax-2011-ipad/

"No one likes doing their taxes, but TurboTax thinks bringing their service to the iPad and making it mobile might also make the chore a little easier."

TurboTax 2011 for iPad works great actually, and as the title implies, I was pleasantly surprised by it. I normally do my own taxes via TurboTax, but I didn't think the iPad version would work for me as I have several areas of deductions. However, it worked great and it's free (you only pay if you submit your taxes. You can pick it up here, and while your at it, do a search for TurboTax in the iTunes App store as they have several free apps that are very useful this time of year.


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

IRS is Trying to Help, No Really!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 06:00 AM

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/...ner=rss&emc=rss

"People using the Internal Revenue Service's new mobile phone app cannot avoid taxes, but they can at least track their refund."

I'm not really a conspiracy nut or anything, but I hope this doesn't have some secret tracking bug that reports back everything you do to the IRS! Simple app but it does give you the important info, namely where your refund status. You can also get tax tips via the app and who doesn't need that right? More info on the IRS site or download for free on iTunes [link].


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

New York to Tax Digital Downloads

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Talk" @ 04:00 PM

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local...e_new_york.html

"Gov. Paterson's proposed $121 billion budget hits New Yorkers in their iPods - and nickels-and-dimes them in lots of other places, too. Trying to close a $15.4 billion budget gap, Paterson called for 88 new fees and a host of other taxes, including an "iPod tax" that taxes the sale of downloaded music and other "digitally delivered entertainment services." "We're going to have to take some extreme measures," Paterson said Tuesday after unveiling the slash-and-burn budget."

I don't know if I care that much about this. My initial reaction to this was "Don't they already tax those?" I had to look at some old iTunes receipts to see if they did (they most certainly don't). I'm not happy paying more, but if I went and bought the CD I'd have to pay sales tax on that just the same. Of course, with a CD you own the music, so paying the sales tax on something you own is one thing; your right to own a CD is a little more set in stone than your right to "own" a digital download. I know I'm probably opening up a can of worms, but what do you all think? I'm guessing most of you are going to be very much against this. Am I wrong?


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