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Simplify tax season with the help of your smartphone

It’s tax time -- and your smartphone can make the task less of a hassle. Get organized, find out where you can save, and track the status of your return -- right on your favorite gadget.

TaxCaster
Get a ballpark number on your refund with TaxCaster. After entering in your info, the app suggest areas where you can make some adjustments and get more money back, all before paying a dime for a tax professional. TaxCaster by tax software company TurboTax won't prepare your taxes, but it will provide an estimate of your return.

Download TaxCaster: Apple Tunes
Mobilewalla Score: 93 out of 100.

Here’s how it works:

Shoeboxed
Simplify the filing process by getting organized with Shoeboxed. Take pictures and notes on receipts and donations, then email the expense file simply from this app. Since the IRS now accepts digitized receipts, you'll never lose a deductible again -- saving you time when budgeting and bookkeeping.

Download Shoeboxed: Android Market
Download Shoeboxed: Apple iTunes
Mobilewalla Score: 83 out of 100.

Here’s how it works:

IRS2go
Check the status of your refund, get free tips, and get all your tax questions answered with the IRS2go app. The free app comes directly from the IRS, ensuring a safe and secure way for users to get information and track your return. The IRS2go app allows you to securely check the filing status of your return. You can also enter your email and get daily tax tips sent right to your inbox from the IRS.

Download IRS2go: Apple iTunes
Download IRS2go: Android Market
Mobilewalla Score: 88 out of 100.

Here’s how it works: