SnapTax: Making Filing Easier Since 2011 

Kiss My Apps, Taxman

It was only a matter of when. Beginning in 2011, you may now file your taxes on your mobile phone. SnapTax, the new app from Intuit, is already available for iPhone and Android. Filers take a photo of their W-2 and image-recognition software does the rest: a quick review and presto, you're filing for a fee of $15. Intuit promises that it should take no more than 15 minutes. However, there are a few caveats: individuals must earn less than $80,000, married couples must earn less than $100,000, filers must have no dependents and be younger than age 65.

While we're on the topic of money, brace yourself for Square. The new app from Jack Dorsey, the man who gave the world Twitter, allows your phone to accept credit card payments. Square requires a tiny square card reader that plugs into the audio input jack of an iPhone, iPad or Android. The reader is a swiping device that accepts American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa. Once payment has been received, the card holder's bank statement will reference Square as well as the card holder's name, date and total.

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