When you finally have everything organized, you can file your taxes straight to the IRS without going to a preparer or even using a computer.
Just take a photo of your W-2 with your smartphone, and your data will be uploaded into the application. You then simply review the form, enter some basic information about yourself and you're ready to e-file.
The app is designed for simple returns involving a 1040EZ form, so it's perfect if you're single with income of less than $80,000 or married with a combined income of less than $100,000. But the app won't work if you have a more complicated return -- meaning your income exceeds these amounts, you have dependents or you own real estate, for example.
The app, which launched in January, is available for iPhones and Androids and is free to use through April 17. The company will begin charging a filing fee after the April 17 deadline. TurboTax has a similar app that lets you file your taxes by taking a photo with your phone, but it costs $24.99.
From pet pigs to Playboy magazines, here are some of the most outlandish deductions taxpayers have tried to slip past the IRS.
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