iPhone, iPad an' Droid Apps 4 Taxing Times: SnapTax, TurboTax and TaxCaster

SnaptTaxToday, is the first day that you e-file you taxes. For the mobile tax filer, TurboTax offers mobile apps. TurboTax reminds us that the average refund of $2700 last year.

SnapTax is for people who don’t own a home, only have W-2, interest, or unemployment income and earned less than $100K in 2012 ($120K if married). You can get your taxes done in 10 minutes with TurboTax SnapTax for iPhone and Android.

You take a photo of your W-2 to automatically import your info into the app, answer a few easy questions and e-file securely on your smartphone, or finish your return online. You can try it for free $24.99 to e-file with state included. There is seal that says that a maximum refund is guaranteed.

If you get a larger refund or smaller tax due from another tax preparation method, TurboTax refund the applicable TurboTax federal and/or state purchase price paid.

If you want to file your taxes anytime, anywhere, TurboTax for iPad walks you through your taxes step by step and double checks for every credit and deduction. You can take photo of your W-2 (new iPad only), answer simple questions, and then e-file. Prices start at $29.99 federal and the state is additional fee.  It looks like it is an iPad version of the free editon of TurboTax for Simplee1040EZ tax returns.

TurboTax also offers the free TaxCaster to estimate your tax refund before filing, and MyTaxRefund to track the status of your refund from the IRS.

TurboTax mobile apps can be downloaded for free via iTunes, Google Play, and the Amazon appstore for Android.