CONSUMER REPORTS: Online tax preparation software


Dragging your feet on filing your taxes this year? It might be as easy as going online or using an app on your phone - some tax-prep products are free, and even the paid versions are typically cheaper than using an accountant.

For tax year 2015, IRS reports show that 40-percent of taxpayers who filed electronically didn't use a paid tax preparer.

Consumer Reports says using an online or mobile app can help you get the right results.

And filing on your own has become even easier with the help of smartphones. All three allow you to automatically upload your w2 information by simply taking a photo.

More info from Consumer Reports: Online Tax Preparation Software Review: H&R Block, TurboTax, TaxAct

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