Testing the TurboTax and H&R Block tax apps

Source: Salvador Rodriguez - The L.A. Times

As the adage goes, there’s an app for almost everything, so with tax season in full swing it’s not surprising that there are apps for filing taxes. Both H&R Block and TurboTax have apps that enable users to file taxes with their Apple or Android smartphones. But how good are they? Can users file their federal taxes with just a few taps on 4-inch screens?

That’s what I set off to find out, and the answer for most people will probably be no.

The H&R Block 1040EZ 2012 app, otherwise known as H&R Block at Home, and the TurboTax SnapTax app let users fill out a tax return and electronically send it to the Internal Revenue Service.

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