Yes, There's Even an App for That: All About Tax Smartphone Apps
by Staff
Having trouble with your taxes? Put the smart back in your smartphone with some tax-related apps. Take our quiz to learn how these mostly free apps can help you stay organized, prepare for tax day and even file on the go.

According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), what percentage of American taxpayers e-filed their federal returns in 2010?

  • 25 percent
  • 50 percent
  • 70 percent

How many smartphones were sold worldwide in 2011?

  • 39 million
  • 190 million
  • 420 million

How many active apps are available for download in the iTunes App Store store as of March 2012?

  • 500,000
  • 1 million
  • 10 million

How many apps are listed in the "finance" category of the iTunes App Store?

  • 489
  • 3,521
  • 10,289

iDonatedIt is a free app for tracking non-cash charitable donations and calculating their fair market value. What price does iDonatedIt attach to a used child's jacket in "good" condition?

  • $1
  • $4
  • $8

Tax Organizer is an app that lets you take photos of your paper receipts and save them as tax-deductible expenses. What percentage of a business-related meal can you deduct from your taxable income?

  • 30 percent
  • 50 percent
  • 100 percent

The Mint app from the personal finance Web site helps to automatically categorize expenses and keep track of your budget in real time. If a four-person family in Boston spends $5,338 a month, how much of that total budget should they expect to spend on food, on average?

  • $1,266
  • $978
  • $587

The EITC Finder app helps you determine if you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit. What is the maximum dollar amount of the EITC in tax year 2011?

  • $3,265
  • $5,751
  • $10,738

The EITC Finder app asks a series of questions to determine if you qualify fo the EITC. Which of the following conditions DISQUALIFIES you from receiving the EITC?

  • You're married, but filing separately
  • You're not a U.S. citizen
  • You don't have any children

The IRS2GO app links to videos on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) YouTube channel. Which of the following is NOT the title of an IRS YouTube video?

  • Tax Tip: Fair Market Value of Charitable Donations
  • Tax Tip: Will I Go to Jail for Tax Evasion?
  • Health Care: Tanning Services Excise Tax

Which of the following tax documents can you NOT request for free using the IRS2GO app?

  • Tax return forms and instructions
  • Tax return transcript
  • Tax account transcript

My Tax Refund is an app that helps you estimate the arrival date of your tax refund. According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), if you e-file and choose to receive your refund as a direct deposit in your bank account, when is the soonest that it will arrive?

  • 5 days
  • 10 days
  • 15 days

The My Tax Refund app can also show you the status of your federal and state tax return filing. Which of the following is NOT one of the three possible status reports?

  • Accepted
  • Rejected
  • Audit

What is the only type of tax return that you can currently file using a smartphone app?

  • state income tax return
  • Federal 1040
  • Federal 1040EZ

Which of the following conditions would DISQUALIFY you from being able to file a 1040EZ tax return?

  • You don't have children
  • You own a home
  • You make $90,000 a year

True or False: Both the SnapTax app and the H&R Block at Home 1040EZ app will automatically fill in your income information if you take a picture of your W-2 with your smartphone.

  • True
  • False

The TaxCaster app collects basic information from you to predict if you will owe taxes or if you will get a refund. How many taxpayers received a refund in 2010?

  • 39 million
  • 66 million
  • 108 million

Some of the most popular tax apps are made by Intuit, the parent company of TurboTax and the inventor of Quicken and QuickBooks. In what year was Intuit founded?

  • 2009
  • 1996
  • 1983

One of the features of the Ask a CPA app is to connect you with a CPA in your area. How many CPAs are registered with the Ask a CPA app?

  • 58,000
  • 156,000
  • 400,000

The Tax Receipt app gives you a detailed breakdown of how the federal government spends your tax dollars. If you pay $8,500 in federal income tax, how much of that money will be used to pay Social Security benefits?

  • $380
  • $990
  • $1,500