Donation Assistant by TaxACT – Track & maximize your deduction for donations
By TaxACT, Inc.
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Track your charitable donations throughout the year easy, fast and free with TaxACT Donation Assistant. At tax time, just sign in to your TaxACT Account – we’ll import your donations into your Deluxe tax return, help maximize your deduction, and complete your IRS forms.
• Save your cash, non-cash and recurring donations to TaxACT’s secure servers (requires Internet access)
• Provides audit-backed, fair market values for more than 1,300 clothing and household items to help maximize your refund
•Create your TaxACT Account to securely manage your donations, tax returns, and more from any device with the same username and password
• Attach photos of your donated items and receipts using your camera or from your photo collections
• Import your donations into your TaxACT 2014 Deluxe return, starting in Jan. 2015
•View and email summaries of your donations
• Supports donations for 2014 and 2015
For more information, go to: http://www.taxact.com/support/22616
NOTE: If you experience issues viewing your data after updating to 2.x, contact us at http://www.taxact.com/tsupport/support_request.asp
What's New in Version 2.3
Fix for users creating an account using their email address as their usernames.
Added support link to main menu
Last year's version worked--2015 doesn't
I have an iPhone 4s. This app worked great last year for entering my donations (well, there were a few glitches here and there, but overall, it worked). But this year's version (calendar year 2015) is glitching when you enter an item and go to add another; it takes you back to the subcategory you were just in instead of to the main menu. Hitting the back buton doesn't work--it takes you back to the "add another"/"done" screen. And searching for individual items doesn't work as a stop-gap--no results are found for the most basic lookups. I've downloaded the app several times in case there has been an update, but it still glitches. It is a very helpful app when it works but useless when it doesn't :( . Now I'll have to go back to the cumbersome way of recording my donations :( I wonder if there is another tax software program that has a donation app that actually works. I would switch if so!
Horrible design + unstable interface + poor service/support
This application is SUPPOSED to make entering and tracking your donations easy. It is the exact opposite! All of my donations from last year disappeared from the app. Anyone that has used this app can tell you that is a lot of work to enter donations. The process is very slow, cumbersome, and it will stop working at any point.
This app said that I didn't have an Donation Assistant account when I tried to import my donations to my 2014 tax return. I triple-checked my records and my account info was correct. After multiple service requests, emails, and phone calls - I can honestly say that Service and Support for this application is non-existant.
So I created an account using the info I already had. The app said my NEW account was active.
I logged in and all of my previous donations reappeared, for 5 minutes. The app soon froze and crashed my iPhone. The iPhone restarted and my account didn't exist, again. All of my donation records were gone, again.
You're better off creating a donations list using one of the previous year's TaxAct filing software instead. Go to Deductions tab, then Itemized Deductions, and click the Donations Assistant or Enter Myself button.
Avoid this app like the plague because it is a total waste of time.
This is a wonderful concept but the app is cumbersome. I had several long list of donated clothes and the app would log me out in the middle of using it due to a predefined time limit. I can see if it was idle for a few minutes but I was typing into the app. My only other complaint; I was unable to edit an entry after saving. I incorrectly entered the wrong date and could do nothing about it. Will be uploading tonight and will find out if I can edit data after this step.
- Category: Finance
- Updated: Jan 23, 2015
- Version: 2.3
- Size: 6.5 MB
- Languages: English, German
- Seller: TaxACT, Inc.
- © 2014 TaxACT
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.