In Brief

Managing finances and purchases on smartphones has been a relatively minor affair. Sure you can track your bank account, buy a $1 app, or even split a bill with friends at dinner. But usually anything having more complex processes (or consequences) was saved for the desktop.

Managing finances and purchases on smartphones has been a relatively minor affair. Sure you can track your bank account, buy a $1 app, or even split a bill with friends at dinner. But usually anything having more complex processes (or consequences) was saved for the desktop.

Now, US-based Intuit has created SnapTax, an app that lets users file their 1040EZ from their iPhone or Android device. SnapTax works by letting users snap pictures of their W-2 forms with their smartphones, then guides them through the rest of the filing process. It’s TurboTax’s mobile extension.

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